How do you encourage more good bugs in your landscapes? What kind of plants can thrive in shady areas? What is the deal with invasive species? Landscapes and waterways are connected? What services are available when the fungus is among us? This ... READ MORE
As a way to learn more about the 23 majors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, we’ve been asking 23 questions. Shelby Kucharski, an undergraduate student in plant science, ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Non-Native Lantana (Lantana camara)
Lantana is an unbelievably common landscape plant, although, not all are invasive species. There are native and sterile non-native lantanas available at landscape nurseries. The non-native invasive Lantana ... READ MORE
An American Landscape Perspective
Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia, and ... READ MORE
Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public ... READ MORE
Vegetable gardens around Pasco County might be seeing their eggplant come in. At not even 40 calories a cup, zero fat, a good source of fiber, and with potassium, iron, protein, and antioxidants, eggplant has grown in popularity over the years ... READ MORE
A Beginning Along a River
Imagine yourself nomadically wandering a desert, constantly searching for your next meal and freshwater, when you suddenly come upon a vibrant river teeming with life. The river’s seasonal ebbs-and-flows formed ... READ MORE
How to obtain a composite soil sample for Florida's warm season turf grass.
STEP 1. Make a composite sample.
STEP 2. Click HERE to download and print Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form and complete.
Crop codes for lawns are on reverse. ... READ MORE