They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA).
There are two types of fire ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE
Cupheas are perennials that produce bright orange, red, yellow or purple flowers all summer and fall. Some species are called cigar plants due to their tubular, cigar shaped flowers tipped in red or yellow (like a lit cigar). Others ... READ MORE
Throughout the state of Florida, citrus greening is a major issue. This disease causes the decline and death of many citrus trees. The bacteria works to block the flow of nutrients and sugars as they flow down from the leaves ... READ MORE
Growing in containers can be one of the most versatile ways to add color, texture and mobility to the landscape. However, gardeners generally reach for finicky annuals to fill their pots with pizzazz. The problem with this strategy is that ... READ MORE
Propagating your own seeds for your vegetable garden is a cost effective and smart way to get a jump start to the fall planting season. For example, if you want to grow tomatoes or peppers this upcoming fall in Florida, it is wise to start your ... READ MORE
As part of my position, one of the most fulfilling and educational opportunities I have is working with my county UF/IFAS Master Gardeners. This group of experienced, knowledgeable, and caring adults do so much good within my county, along with ... READ MORE