By Ralph E. Mitchell
Of all of the holiday plants available, amaryllis bulbs often appear first and are now for sale in many local garden centers – in fact, I just bought one! With flowers up to twelve inches in diameter, and up to ... READ MORE
Written by Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian
If you wish to brighten up a shady spot in your landscape, why not try planting some bulbs? But not tulips, daffodils, or crocuses. Those are the bulbs for northern climates and would just end ... READ MORE
Recently, I was thrilled to see a new caterpillar in my garden. I have many host plants for butterfly larva and was excited to find out what it was. It was a pretty caterpillar. Would it be a pretty butterfly? Had my green shrimp plants finally ... READ MORE
While some people may miss the spring flowers of the north – tulips being one of them - we have many flowering bulb substitutes which put on a similar show right here in southwest Florida. One that is showing up now is the amaryllis. Amaryllis ... READ MORE
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us (wasn’t it just Christmas?). A recent survey from the National Retail Federation projects that Americans will spend about $18.2 billion on their valentines this year, and about $2 billion of ... READ MORE
Q: My neighbor gave me some gorgeous pink and white amaryllis for Christmas. She told me they could be planted in the yard. How do I take care of these beautiful plants?
A: The following information was gleaned from a University of Florida/IFAS ... READ MORE
Many tropical and subtropical bulbs thrive in Florida, and amaryllis is one of them. A favorite among gardeners, they are considered tough, reliable bulbs that require little care. In early spring, after a required winter rest period, the bulbs ... READ MORE
Maybe you had a nice poinsettia or amaryllis in your home over the last few weeks that enhanced the festive look of your home or porch. But now that the season is over, what can you do with your post holiday plants?
Watch this UF/IFAS Solutions ... READ MORE