Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Sapodilla
by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez, and Jonathan H. Crane
Common name: Sapodilla
Botanical name: Manilkara zapota
Good varieties: Alano, Makok, Hasyá, Morena and Tikal
About ... READ MORE
Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants ... READ MORE
Aloe plants are very popular due to their Its adaptability to a variety of conditions. Besides the ever-familiar Aloe vera plant, there is another species known as the soap aloe or Aloe maculata. Very ornamental and a great beginner ... READ MORE
This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil.
In the plant world, there are some superstars. Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids. Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo. Sometimes it's ... READ MORE
About this series
Rising costs have brought on rising concerns. The ripple effects of the years-long COVID pandemic continue to surface in economies worldwide, from grocery shelves to gas pumps.
In an ongoing effort to help people – ... READ MORE
Tips from the Help Desk...
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Friend or Foe?
Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some transmit disease pathogen ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly.
Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE
Why Choose Licensed?
Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.
Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE