Flower Power: The Power of Native Flowers!
Join us on Saturday March 4th, 2023, from 8:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway, Orlando, 32812. The theme for ... READ MORE
It’s the start of the year, and you may be looking at the next project in your yard. If you are looking for a guide, UF/IFAS has an excellent publication called the North Florida Gardening Calendar. Let us walk through some of the suggestions ... READ MORE
IntroductionHello everyone! My name is Tia Silvasy, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Hillsborough County! I started this position in December 2022 and wanted to take a moment ... READ MORE
Want to get a head start on planting this spring? Then the time to soil test is now!
Soil testing is an easy way to determine the nutrient management needs ahead of time. This can allow for easier planning and budgeting of resources for farmers ... READ MORE
How to best cover your plants, from the experts:
Use a non-plastic covering. Frost cloths can be found at hardware stores and garden centers, or large blankets or bedsheets also work.
The covering should drape over the ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list.
The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE
Halloween is a festive occasion for the ghoul and goblin enthusiasts. However, let’s not leave the gardener’s out of the fun. Have you ever noticed the trees and shrubs in the cemeteries? Of course, some cemeteries stand out more than ... READ MORE
In an instant, from muted light to profuse and blinding, an assault of color and form on my freshly hatched eyes. Pulling tendril-like stalks close to my lacquer thin and transparent shell, I gather my composure. Slowly extending from the edge ... READ MORE
More than a big lump of knobs and juice, sweet corn is a favorite crop for residential gardeners in Florida. Being native to the Americas, this plant has become a staple of our diet and the centerpiece of a good backyard barbeque. With corn ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month.
Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE