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Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are… Read More

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is long-stalked phyllanthus (Phyllanthus tenellus). Long-stalked phyllanthus is native… Read More

Gardens of the World: Chinese and Japanese Gardens

With Nature, Not Without Once I was walking along a winding trail within a park that was surrounded by blossoming trees. As I strolled along the trail, I could hear chirping birds, rustling leaves, and a calm breeze…. Read More

Gardens of the World: Renaissance Gardens

The Emerging Renaissance – Nature and Art Europe erupted from a period of darkness into the Renaissance. Known for art, architecture, technology, and literature, the Renaissance brought about a wave of cultural development. When we think of the… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More