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
Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend and opportunities to escape to the water. In my twenties, I raced sailboats in the south end of Biscayne Bay. I was a card-carrying ... READ MORE
Throughout the year, I collect pinecones, acorns, grasses, and seedpods in my yard and on hikes (where permitted). However, in the fall I really step up my activity. Mother nature is drying some of them for me this time of year and I love ... READ MORE
The North Florida garden has experienced some cold weather damage and even though you want to start pruning back your perennials, now is not the time. Many damaged plant stems protect perennials that return from the roots. Learn about care of ... READ MORE
No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made some startlingly accurate predictions.
Today, these trends ... READ MORE
Annuals: Plant carnations, digitalis, pansies, petunias, shasta daisies, and snapdragons this month.
Bulbs: Check for declining plant portions and pests. Examine bulbs in storage and remove adhering soil or damaged portions. Consider replacing ... READ MORE
Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall. While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain herbaceous, woody ... READ MORE
Growing a Green Thumb!
Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 28 – March 25, 9 am ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Although associated with Memorial Day up north, garden centers are now full of geraniums and it is time to plant them here in Southwest Florida. Have you heard of 'Red Express', 'Ringo Rose', and 'Fire Flash'? These ... READ MORE