In 1898, Brazilian peppertree or Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia) was imported to Florida from South America and sold as an ornamental plant for yards and landscapes. Its glossy leaves and bright red berries made it a gardening hit, ... READ MORE
Floridians may pick up free vegetable starter seed packets beginning Monday, May 9th. While supplies last, pick up seed at Levy County Extension Center, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson or from one of the 59 participating University of Florida ... 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, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail.
This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE
By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE
Where is IFASBOOKS this week?
Leon County Extension Open House and Plant Sale
9 am - 12 pm EDT
UF/IFAS Extension Leon County
615 Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
May 8th is Mother’s Day, and there are so many ways ... READ MORE
Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch. Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE
Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Scarlet Hibiscus, also called scarlet rosemallow, is an herbaceous to semi-woody perennial wildflower in Florida. You can often find this flower growing in home landscapes ... READ MORE
When I talk with people out in the community, often they will say, "You have a pretty cool job!" While I agree with them and share that one downside of the job is sometimes spending more time on a computer than with plants, I happily point out ... READ MORE
Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE