Plants at Their Peak: Magical Muhly!
As late autumn arrives, native Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) takes center stage in Florida landscapes, showcasing its natural beauty and ecological significance. Muhly grass is a true spectacle ... READ MORE
Growing up to 90 ft. tall, the Washington Palm (Washingtonia robusta) is one of the tallest in the palm family. At this height, it can be visually over-powering in landscapes with single-story buildings, but makes a great addition to landscapes ... READ MORE
A handful of the Lawn Ornaments that will be featured in this blog series. Top row left to right, Sunshine Mimosa, Perennial Peanut, Frogfruit, Fleabane. Bottom row left to right, Pennywort, Lobelia, Florida Snow, Blue Eyed Grass.
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This blog was written by Luis Acosta, a 4-H Teen Ambassador in Miami-Dade County.
Lettuce is everything your body has asked for! It contains nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for several body systems. Eating your leafy ... READ MORE
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I consider this column to be an educational tool to share UF/IFAS Extension research-based information. Readers are provided with the most current information ... READ MORE
It is officially fall in Florida. Temperatures are dropping, the holidays are just around the corner, and *gasp* the notorious golden rain trees have finally set fruit! Oh, you know the one. Adorned with sprawling limbs covered in peach-colored, ... READ MORE
Recap of November 2023 First Friday with Florida First Detector
In November, we looked at some more Hemipteran pests and focused on invasive whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, and more. These insects all have a piercing sucking mouth part. Many ... READ MORE
From local garden enthusiasts to aficionados in Facebook groups, the topic of seed saving has an air of sacred duty. Individuals engage the ritualistic seed harvest from the crops they grew or purchased, picking through mounds of wet plant goo, ... READ MORE
In Martín Zapién’s hometown in Central Mexico, neon-red celosias and marigolds – known as “cempatsuchitl” in Mexico – saturate the side of roads. As the seasons change, residents pick these flowers and use them to adorn altars ... READ MORE