Why Palms for the Central Florida landscape?
The real question here might be, “Why not palms for the Central Florida landscape?” Palms provide a geographic aesthetic that separates Floridian gardening and landscaping from much of the rest ... READ MORE
How do you identify pest insects? What kind of nutritional problems are common on palms? What happens to herbicides after they are applied? What is biological control? What are some best management practices for turf? This six-week webinar series ... READ MORE
South Florida is known for its lush, tropical looking palms. To keep them looking their best, most palms need timely maintenance, especially fertilization. Are your palms yellow, stunted and/or lacking vigor? If so, here are some timely tips ... READ MORE
DAVIE, Fla. --- A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability.
While ... READ MORE
Post Hurricane Landscape Tips
We were fortunate to escape the wraths of Hurricane "Dorian" recently but here in St. Lucie County we still got a lot of wind and some heavy down pours too.
We could still see some effects on plant life, not ... READ MORE
By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agriculture Extension Agent
Pruning palm trees seems like a simple enough endeavor, but we may instinctively get a bit too excited with those pruning tools. It’s no mistake that we all favor ... READ MORE
From T. Bates, by email
Although there are 12 palms native to Florida, only two have been determined to be endemic to Florida. A plant native to Florida may also be native to other locations outside of Florida most often to the West ... READ MORE
Scouting Palm Issues
Palms trees are the icons of the Florida landscape. With eleven beautiful palms native to Florida’s subtropical climate, it is easy to see why people brought many palms from around the world here to thrive. Though palms ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Palms are a big part of our landscape and as such are fairly closely observed and sometimes obsessed over. Amongst the “normal abnormalities” that may be observed on palms are the weird roots they possess. Seemingly ... READ MORE