Having a quality turf or plant sample is important to help us at UF IFAS Extension diagnosis a problem or identify a plant. Learn how to collect a sample of both turf and plant material if you will be bringing a sample to your local UF IFAS ... READ MORE
This Friday, April 29, 2022, will be National Arbor Day, a holiday invented to recognize the importance of trees. It is most often observed by the planting of trees, either as a part of a group or as an individual homeowner. Here in Florida, ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
Every day over 900 people move to Florida. Last December, my wife, my son, and I became three of those people. Like most new residents, we were drawn to Florida’s natural beauty, and we’ve also spent a lot of time driving through neighborhoods, ... READ MORE
You may be seeing the Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) popping up in your lawns in early spring. It is a pretty little plant native to Florida and endemic to the southeastern U.S.
It is a herbaceous, long-lived perennial and ... 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.
This month I want to talk about how and what butterflies eat. With very few exceptions butterflies ... READ MORE
Why make a forest?
I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college. Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers. South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE
I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. ... READ MORE
Interested in adding some Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices to your yard? Depending on the municipality you live in there are various incentive programs to help you reduce your water use in the landscape.
If you are an Orange County ... READ MORE