I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE
We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE
Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd. I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples ... READ MORE
These are some famous words from one of my favorite movies but the idea of making good choices extends throughout life and even into the garden. When it comes time to choose a plant to put into your landscape, what should you look for?
Selecting ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With the intense heat and humidity of summer behind us, now is a great time to spruce up your garden with lots of fall veggies, flowering annuals and perennials, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE
Q: Can you tell me what this small tree is? It popped up in an odd place. Depending on what it is, I might plant it somewhere appropriate. Can I grow one in a pot since the birds seem to enjoy the berries produced?
A: This is a camphor tree. ... READ MORE
An easy way to add color to an entryway or patio is with a container full of flowers. You can get ready made combos at the garden center, but making your own lets you choose plants that can survive our challenging summer weather. By grouping ... READ MORE