In our area of Polk County, Hurricane Ian produced Category 1 winds and associated rainfall. Local flooding and loss of power were experienced by many. And yet there is hope in a garden, and one local garden filled with pollinator plants ... READ MORE
Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants ... READ MORE
Some native plants do not have the “pizazz” that many of our more exotic plants possess. However, one native that does give a show is the tropical sage. Also called wild sage, fireweed, scarlet salvia, or scarlet sage, this relatively ... READ MORE
Authored by Amanda Decker
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern
Graduating UF CALS December, 2022
B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Why Attract Pollinators?
Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE
Many of us love watching the critters in our backyards. Birds, butterflies, squirrels, frogs, and lizards all depend on certain plants for survival. When selecting plants for our landscape, we can choose plants that are not only beautiful but ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife.
If you want to have bees, butterflies, birds, and more visit your garden, you must support ... READ MORE
Maryland Goldenaster (Chryopsis mariana) is a Florida native perennial. It is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10, with zones 8-10 in Florida. While you may have observed this goldenaster in the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Demonstration ... READ MORE