Palms in North Florida suffered serious damage as a result of freezing weather in December 2022. As spring approaches, we will be looking to see if the palms will recover. Learn what to do now and what to expect from your palms with UF IFAS ... READ MORE
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING
Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure. It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items. It is considered a "Tree of Life" in their cultures.
An ... READ MORE
One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is "Fertilize Appropriately". As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it's difficult to know what that means during fertilizer "black-out" periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we ... READ MORE
A common question after a tropical storm or hurricane event is will my palm tree recover? Palms grow different from other trees, so there’s definitely a different way to care for them post-storm.
The growing point of a palm tree is the ... READ MORE
Palms can be difficult to manage in Northwest Florida. To have healthy palms it is important to think about possible cold temperatures, disease, and nutrient needs of palms. The panhandle of Florida was blasted with cold this winter and it ... READ MORE
The freezing rain last week across the panhandle left icicles hanging from street signs, rooftops, trees, shrubs and palms. Many people now wonder if their palms will survive the assault of the hard freeze. The chance of survival depends on ... READ MORE
For centuries, people annoyed with plant pests have used oils to control insects, mites, and even some fungal diseases. Current oil products are better than ever!
Commercially available horticultural oils are mineral oils from refined petroleum ... READ MORE
Is the newest growth on your sago palm turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else?
This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, ... READ MORE
Many landscape managers and home owners, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add the tropical feel to their landscape. The chief way to achieve this is by incorporating Palms and other tropical plants to their surroundings. Like with any ... READ MORE