Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, improve air quality, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There are often ... READ MORE
A new tree or shrub is an investment for the future. When we pick an ornamental plant, we have the hope that it will survive for many years and offer seasons of beauty that enhance our landscape. Time is often spent picking a suitable spot, ... READ MORE
One of the more interesting creatures in the garden is the spiny orb weaver spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) that has an interesting body shape. Spiny orb weavers are common spiders in landscapes that might not be noticed since they are much ... READ MORE
Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basil as a food enhancer, an added benefit is that those basil ... READ MORE
Water meal, the world’s smallest flowering plant. Photo by Vic Ramey, University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Used with permission.
Some of the world’s smallest flowering plants grow in aquatic environments. ... READ MORE