By Ralph E. Mitchell
Do you like to use native plants in your landscape? If you do, the wax myrtle may be your plant. Useful as a plant for above ground planters, as a hedge, or as a small to medium-sized tree, the wax myrtle is a hardy ... READ MORE
It's time for a sprinkler tune-up!
With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...
So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE
There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it?
Frost and freeze can look very ... READ MORE
An American Landscape Perspective
Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia, and ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Florida Rosemary is native to the southeast and has a very strong aroma. Plants can reach heights of 2.5 meters and have thick vegetation. Flowers appear from March to ... READ MORE
Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower
Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical areas to ... READ MORE
Our Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Demonstration Garden in Bartow is currently full of winter seasonal flowers! Take a look at some of the Florida-Friendly plants currently in bloom online or at the gardens. We now have a self-guided audio ... READ MORE
Ask Master Gardener Volunteer
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard. They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. Their ... READ MORE