What makes a plant a succulent?
Succulents are plants with the ability to hold water in their thick, fleshy tissue. Water storage can occur in leaves or stems. A cactus holds water in the stem while a jade plant holds water mostly ... READ MORE
Have you ever planted an avocado seed from a fresh fruit? Did you grab a cup and toothpicks to get started? Yes? STOP! Unless you are doing an activity to teach someone about how plants grow from seed, this is NOT the next way to plant an avocado ... READ MORE
If you are a government or private property employee that maintains landscapes and plans to apply pesticides around occupied buildings (homes or offices), then you need a pesticide license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and ... READ MORE
Power is a great luxury enjoyed by many. This is true especially in the Florida summer. We love our air conditioning, functioning fridges, etc. Any time the power goes out, it is stressful. Your house can get hot, your food may go bad, it is ... READ MORE
In the early 2000s, I worked as a professional scout in a greenhouse and operated an integrated pest management program. My role involved scouting over 300 different species of food crops, exposing me to a myriad of pest species. ... READ MORE
If you maintain landscapes and plan to apply pesticides for hire around occupied buildings (homes or businesses), then you need a pesticide license through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). With the Limited ... READ MORE
Selecting the right plant for the right place is important for many reasons, including maintaining healthy plants through a cold spell. Resident of Lake County, Florida live in plant hardiness zones 9A and 9B. Plants adapted to 9A can service ... READ MORE
A: This is one of the more popular inquiries we receive from landscapers and homeowners in our plant clinics. To answer this question, we typically recommend an organic mulch as it breaks down over time and enriches the soil. Examples ... READ MORE
Do you need to apply restricted use pesticides to you or your employer’s farm or business? Do you produce an agricultural commodity such as food crops, or nursery and greenhouse plant materials, etc.? If you or your employer owns or leases ... READ MORE
What are the differences between container, B&B, and bare root trees?
After you have selected the right tree for your planting location, next you must decide what kind of tree to get. The three main nursery root stalks available are container, ... READ MORE