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Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

Backyard composter, flowers in pots, trees in background. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the… Read More

A Manual for the Design and Implementation of Teaching and Demonstration Gardens

Raised beds separate the spikey plants from the pathway.

Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes.  This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration… Read More

Biology and Management of Graceful Sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) in Ornamental Crop Production

Figure 3. Graceful sandmat inflorescence. Credit: Theresa Chormanski

Graceful sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) is a problematic weed that often grows in container media in ornamental plant nurseries.  This 4-page facts sheet profiles the biology of graceful sandmat and recommends physical, cultural, and chemicals methods… Read More

Commercial Production of Ornamental Tropical Foliage Plants: Micropropagation

Picture Name: 06122S Chestnut Hill Nursery, near Gainesville, FL. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Florida nursery operators need to understand plant propagation principles and techniques so they can grow enough plants for sale. Micropropagation is a way to culture plant tissue to rapidly propagate a large number of plants…. Read More