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Doing our part for the St. Johns River

The Fourteenth State of the River Report (http://www.sjrreport.com) was recently released.  The report addresses issues affecting the health of the St. Johns River.  The report contains information that should be of interest to homeowners with residential landscapes. Nutrient… Read More

Does Your Swale Need a Makeover?

The South Florida “swale” or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, virtually… Read More

Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season

It is officially Fall.  We have been given an extra hour of sleep.  And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth.  We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Stormwater Ponds

The ponds that you see outside your residence are probably not put there by nature, nor are they even close to being naturally occurring. These might be stormwater ponds. Urbanization is one of the boldest impacts on the… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… lantana, the beauty that IS a beast

By Karen Clark Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Lantana checks off all the boxes that make a plant popular. Colorful? Check. Drought tolerance? Check. Handles sandy, salty “soil”? Check. Holds up to direct sunlight? Check. So, what’s… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense line… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It reaches heights… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I’ll be the first to admit – this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtnoii)

Mother of Millions (Kalanchoe x houghtnonii) The Mother of Millions gets its name because of the hundreds of offspring it produces and spreads across the landscape. This specific plant has been problematic for Nassau County’s coastal ecosystems by… Read More