This fall is all about pollinators. On Wednesday, September 21, Master Gardener Volunteers will share information on pollinator plants and native milkweeds for your yard. Join Beth on Wednesday, September 28 for tips on attracting some native ... READ MORE
By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE
Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) has been in the news recently. It can be a host plant for Ophryocystis elektroscirra (OE), a parasite of monarch butterflies (Danus plexippus). Boiled down, milkweed is a host plant ... READ MORE
Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE
Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to reserve your spot for their first plant sale in 2022. This event will have edibles and a selection of perennials. Cash or check only.
The event will be Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 ... READ MORE
Monarch butterflies have been on earth for more than 10 million years. Sadly, the monarch butterfly numbers have substantially dropped over the last two decades.
The monarch is the only butterfly species in the world to undertake a long-distance ... READ MORE
If you are anything like me, you might already have a few plants that provide for pollinators. Last year, when I started to renovate my landscape, I knew I wanted to plant various spaces to welcome pollinators and help them find food sources ... READ MORE
Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting them to your yard. Here ... READ MORE
As gardeners, we are aware of skin irritations due to contact from plants such as, Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum), and Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), found right in our Florida Keys backyards. But, the eyes, the eyes! Corneal Endothelial ... READ MORE
Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.
Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE