The things we grow ourselves taste the best. Whether it be the measly little tomatoes that cling to the weedy vine that grew out of the compost heap or the slightly holey greens that grow along the garden edges. The flavor of perfectly sun-drenched ... READ MORE
Part 2 in the Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants Series, Part 1 can be found here.
The landscapes that surround our dwellings, for some, may be our first and last connection to nature. They offer respite, little bastions of nature that connect ... READ MORE
Can a plant change the course of history? Indigo, saffron, rubber, poppies, corn, potatoes…. there is a seemingly endless list of plants that have been instrumental in the development of human culture; the shifting of paradigms, wars fought, ... READ MORE
Mush Ado About Nothing?
The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments. Seemingly appearing between the afternoon ... READ MORE
For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE
Question: I have a gardenia bush that is steadily going downhill. It has only a few leaves, lots of strange growth on the branches, and most of the leaves have a green center and yellow edges. I’ve included three photos for you to look at. ... READ MORE
Question: Can you shed some light on why our laurel oaks drop their leaves at different times? We have three in a row and we have noticed they do not shed leaves at the same time. - from J.C. eMail
Answer: Your laurel oaks are probably from ... READ MORE
The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service ("UF/IFAS Extension") oversees the State of Florida'a Master Gardener program. The Master Gardener program trains and maintains horticulture volunteers for UF/IFAS Extension throughout ... READ MORE