The world is divided into two types of people, cat lovers and dog lovers. Occasionally you run into someone like myself that like both. Each animal has its own charm, the loyal dog and the fickle cat.
Cats can be pesky, especially when they ... READ MORE
Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Horticulture Extension Agent: David Austin
I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any flavor”. ... READ MORE
Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds for publication on October 8th, 2017 in the Highlands Today Newspaper.
Florida lawns may go into a form of dormancy during the winter but there are several things ... READ MORE
Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds on October 1st, 2017 for the Highlands Today Newspaper.
The Master Gardener Help Desk gets dozens of questions about that All-American fruit, or vegetable, whoever ... READ MORE
By Samantha Grenrock
When it comes to urban planning, sometimes a bird in hand is not worth two in the bush. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have created an online ... READ MORE
How to Make Your Garden Hummingbird Friendly
An article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charlie Reynolds
Hummingbirds are a great addition to any garden and are beautiful to watch flitting hither and thither. However, ... READ MORE
Aphids are soft bodied pear-shaped insects generally less than 1/8 inch long and usually green in color but many are black, brown, pink, yellow, blue, or white. Most aphids are wingless but when colonies become overcrowded or the host plant ... READ MORE
It could be a fungus called "sooty mold" that feeds on honeydew (a sticky sap sucking insect liquid poop) that covers the leaf surface.
Learn to identify sap sucking insects (aphids, whiteflies, treehoopers, mealybugs and soft scale). They ... READ MORE
When purchasing a plant to put in your landscape do your homework before going to your local nursery. Identify the new plant's site location, remember not all plants can take all growing conditions.
Think about the location the new plant ... READ MORE