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Many nurseries sell plants that are invasive or potentially invasive to Florida! In fact, it is perfectly legal to sell many invasive plants - there are only a handful of species that are actually prohibited for sale. That leaves ... READ MORE
BY Les Harrison
Spring 2018 is barely out of the starting gate. All kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms! This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly.
Much like the Easter egg hunts ... READ MORE
Last year in Pasco County, food scraps, yard waste, and newspaper made up about 25% of the material thrown in the garbage. That's a lot of wasted waste, because by composting, most of that “trash” could have easily been transformed into ... READ MORE
by Les Harrison
At last it looks like the winter of 2018 has finished, at least in north Florida. The storm systems which are still heaping snow and ice on the northern tier states are producing April showers locally.
Those April showers ... READ MORE
The gooey, shmear spotting is the plant bug excrement. When scouting, you may not see the insects, but their spotting gives them away.
Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species
of Plant Bug Injuring ... READ MORE
Butterfly Friends in Your Garden
There are few things more exciting in your home garden than getting visits from colorful butterflies stopping for food. By choosing the right plants, you can not only get butterflies to visit, but also raise ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
A papaya is not a true tree, but a tree-like or arborescent plant. This large herbaceous plant is relatively short-lived, but can be a great producer of high-quality fruit. I have grown them for years with successes ... READ MORE