Looking to prepare your yard for a freeze? Ask IFAS has advice on how to protect your landscape from cold weather. Check out Sydney Park Brown’s Cold Protection of Landscape Plants.
Plan ahead for cold weather
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species.
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Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes. This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration garden, logistical ... READ MORE
Because landscape beds often contain a variety of ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees, using herbicides to control weeds in these areas can be challenging; however, non-herbicidal methods can be labor intensive. This 6-page fact sheet outlines ... READ MORE
Golden canna is a native wetland plant with bright yellow flowers that can be found throughout most of Florida. This 4-page facts sheet details the golden canna's biology, distribution and habitat, propagation, pests and diseases, and landscaping ... READ MORE
Graceful sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) is a problematic weed that often grows in container media in ornamental plant nurseries. This 4-page facts sheet profiles the biology of graceful sandmat and recommends physical, cultural, and chemicals ... READ MORE
Orchids and their pollinators have developed fascinating co-adaptations that promote orchid pollination. This 6-page fact sheet details the various and often strange ways that orchids attract pollinators. The kinds of insects and animals that ... READ MORE
The Christmas palm (Adonidia merrillii) is a fast-growing palm that is well-suited for small sites, requires little maintenance, is relatively disease-free, and produces clusters of bright red fruit in winter, hence the common name Christmas ... READ MORE
Florida nursery operators need to understand plant propagation principles and techniques so they can grow enough plants for sale. Micropropagation is a way to culture plant tissue to rapidly propagate a large number of plants. This 4-page fact ... READ MORE