Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat
November 6, 2015
By: Lana Arnold
“…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is the often quoted Shakespearean line. The “rose “ with a new name is ... READ MORE
While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants.
You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on ... READ MORE
Fall and winter may not seem like ideal seasons to plant, but this dormant time is great for planting nut and fruit trees, such as pecan and persimmon. Planting during these seasons allows the soil to settle and roots to establish before spring.
Here ... READ MORE
Each fall part of our research fields are full of beautiful caladiums. Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. These plants are ideal for all sorts of landscape. They thrive in shady areas and are very low maintenance. ... READ MORE
October 2, 2015
By: Gary Knox
Dr. Gary Knox leads a tour through Gardens of the Big Bend during the 2014 Art and Garden Fall Festival. Photo by Charlene Cupp Kinch.
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Posted By Martha Glenn, Commercial Horticulture
A question that is often asked is “How often should I water my plants?” This video was conceived as a way to help answer this age old question. Happy Viewing.
*No plants were harmed in ... READ MORE
A weed is a persistent plant in your landscape that is in an undesirable location (this can include an undesired plant or a desired plant that’s outgrown its space). While there are several weed control programs to choose from, many gardeners ... READ MORE
This leaf is not really a leaf at all. You are actually seeing an insect: a katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) (Figure 1). On closer inspection, what you may have referred to as a grasshopper is, in fact, related to grasshoppers but is not ... READ MORE
The Dioon edule is a cycad similar to its cousin the sago palm. Dioon edule is also known as the Chestnut Dioon or Virgin palm. The Chestnut dioon is originally from Mexico. In its homeland, Dioon is accustom to harsh, dry environments and shallow, ... READ MORE