Blue is an important color in the landscape that is not provided by many flowers in our plant palette. One plant that has been around for decades and is still popular supplies blue flowers in abundance – the genus Evolvulus or Brazilian ... READ MORE
Change is the only inevitability.
We see it echoed in the metamorphosis of insects, the too-quick growth of our children, the gray in our hair. From one moment to the next, the cells that comprise our bodies are shifting, changing, dying, ... READ MORE
Every September the Swamp Sunflowers finally begin opening their flower buds and by mid-October they are in full bloom! I use the word “finally” because it is a long journey from seedling to bloom for this flora species!
Swamp sunflowers, ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Intern Sarah Marc & Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program collaborates with the Florida Cooperative ... READ MORE
As Landscapers the job is to work around clients while making them happy about the aesthetics of their landscaping. Doing so may seem like an easy; get in and get out type of job, but there are a few basic things you should consider when you ... READ MORE
What do we really lose when we lose a tree? A thousand silent voices removed from the universal chorus.
The tree is not a stand-alone unit, a single entity, a monument of stony bark, the tree is they. A connected symbiosis of lichens, fungi, ... READ MORE
What is the ordinance?
In 2021, Miami-Dade County joined other municipalities in our state by enacting a fertilizer ordinance. This ordinance prohibits the use of any fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus from being applied during ... READ MORE
In celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day, the City of Bradenton and Manatee County has once again partnered with Keep Manatee Beautiful and the Arbor Day Foundation to provide free trees to residents. City of Bradenton and Manatee County ... READ MORE
How riotous the morning, draped in silver and pomegranate, new shoots gasping forth from soil tended carefully. Buds on branches swell and burst with leaves fresh and trembling in their newness. A haze of moisture in the morning air left staggering ... READ MORE
Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe?
Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE