Calycanthus floridus, Sweetshrub
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus) is a great selection for moist locations. The flowers develop in midspring and have maroon to brown, strap-like petals, and a fragrance like that of strawberries. Historically, ... READ MORE
Each year we have less agricultural land available, making it more difficult for farmers to acquire land to grow crops due to urban development increases in Florida.
From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 14.2% to become the third ... READ MORE
Cada año tenemos menos tierras agrícolas disponibles, lo que dificulta que los agricultores adquieran terreno para sus cultivos debido al aumento del desarrollo urbano en Florida.
Del 2010 a 2019, la población de Florida creció un ... READ MORE
No matter what gardening project you are planning (vegetable garden, replacing your lawn, planting a tree, etc.), the best place to start is with a soil test. The University of Florida's Soil Testing Lab will analyze your sample for levels of ... READ MORE
Mangos are potentially very large trees that can get out of hand if left unmanaged for height and shape. In hurricane prone areas, it is recommended to regularly prune mango trees to limit vertical growth and encourage horizontal growth.
Controlling ... READ MORE
While all hibiscus are created equal, we all have our favorite flower colors, sizes, and shapes. The tropical hibiscus is one of the most popular shrubs in our area due to its variety and color. From low, spreading types to upright forms, ... READ MORE
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability drew attention to the problem of maladaptation. Maladaptation is when actions taken to help communities ... READ MORE
Recently Moved to Jacksonville, Tonya Ashworth offers new local residents advice as part of her ongoing outreach efforts as the UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Duval County.
If you are one of the many people who have recently ... READ MORE
Florida's Rainy Season
Florida’s rainy season arrived. County-wide we have seen lots of moisture in the past couple of weeks. Some areas receive over 2” of rainfall in an hour. Despite the invaluable impacts of moisture within our natural ... READ MORE
When you hear pumpkins you may think of fall, Halloween, and cooler weather. To enjoy all the goodies that pumpkins give us like pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie it first begins with a seed. I personally enjoy pumpkin spice latte. Regardless ... READ MORE