Most people who look at Scott and Lisa Freeman’s yard probably assume it takes a lot of water to keep it so green and lush. They couldn’t be more wrong — this sub-tropical oasis requires nearly no water at all, thanks to its Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE
Have you ever had a tree trimmed back to bare bones because you thought you were getting your money’s worth? You may be guilty of tree abuse, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agent.
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The green-spore poison parasol mushroom (Chlorophyllum molybdites), also known as the “false parasol” or “green-spored parasol,” is commonly found in the southeastern United States, including Florida. It appears on “lawns, grassy areas, ... READ MORE
Maybe you’ve been admiring a neighbor’s vegetable garden, or maybe you think having the freshest possible vegetables right in your back yard would be delicious. Maybe you just want an excuse to get outside! Whatever your reasons, starting ... READ MORE
[Tweet "When this tree blooms, it really puts on a show! Learn why the trumpet tree is the #PlantOfTheMonth. http://bit.ly/1XrlYrM"]It’s hard to miss a trumpet tree at this time of year. Its bright, trumpet-shaped blooms appear before it puts ... READ MORE
[Tweet "It's prime gardening season--what can you be planting? http://bit.ly/226wMNe"]Spring is upon us—now is the time to get out into the garden and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. No matter where you are in Florida, find out what you ... READ MORE
Spring is a busy time for hummingbirds. After wintering in Central and South America, species such as the ruby-throated hummingbird are now returning to Florida to build nests and raise their young.1 Now is a great time to learn about attracting ... READ MORE
Do you have the itch to garden but don’t think you have the yard or the space to do it? A container garden may be the answer. As the name suggests, plants in these gardens are grown in containers, which makes them adaptable to smaller spaces ... READ MORE
Hops plants produce stobiles (cones) that are used in making beer. UF/IFAS researchers are currently working on how to grow hops commercially in Florida,1 but did you know that you can grow hops in your Florida garden?
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On Wednesday, March 23, the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology will hold the 2016 Urban Landscape Summit on the University of Florida campus. Presentations by UF/IFAS experts from across the state will cover a variety of topics, ... READ MORE