Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan a beautiful summer garden of flowering plants. Topics include summer flowering annuals, perennials, wildflowers, ... READ MORE
Bulbs can be grown in yards throughout Florida, but they are not the traditional tulips and daffodils you would find in northern climates. Plant your bulbs in sun to partial sun locations in spring, summer, or fall, depending on the type of ... READ MORE
Caladium Production in Central Florida
During the past 10 years, the University of Florida and Robert D. Hartman of Classic Caladium LLC, have developed breeding programs producing 25 new varieties during recent years. Both programs ... 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
The rains have finally returned to the relief of many including our plants. Rain often triggers growth and flowering as well. If you have seen rain lilies, you will know what I mean. Rain lilies have burst forth in a blaze of glory with this ... READ MORE
A: The best way to prevent the occurrence of bulb rots is to make the sure the planting site is prepared so it will be well drained. Avoid planting in areas that are poorly drained or that collect water. You can dip them in a fungicide however ... READ MORE
The genus Crocosmia belongs to the Iris family (Iridaceae) and contains eleven or so species of cormous perennials, most of them native to southern and tropical Africa. A corm is a swollen stem base that is modified into a mass of storage tissue. ... 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
Florida is home to many gorgeous and desirable native plant species. One to consider for your landscape is the rainlily, Zephyranthes and Habranthus spp. They are easy to care for and are bothered by few pests.
As the name implies, rainlilies ... READ MORE
While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants.
You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on ... READ MORE