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Fact Sheet: Survey of Herbicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida

February 3, 2018

Survey of Herbicides Available for Homeowners in Lee County, Florida Herbicides are listed by their active ingredient. This avoids the confusion that results from multiple brands that use the same active ingredient. The active ingredient is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Fact Sheet, Factsheet, Herbicides, Lee County, Stephen Brown

Q and A: I don’t know what disease accumulates on the leaves in the following picture. Would you please identify it and tell us what we should spray it with?

February 2, 2018

From Whitney, Naples Answer: The plant is Schefflera arbooricola. The black substance is sooty mold. Certain sucking insects, notably aphids, scales, and whiteflies, suck sugary sap from plants and excrete it as a substance known as honeydew. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Black Fungus, Honeydew, Lee County, Schefflera Arbooricola, Sooty Mold, Stephen Brown
Blanket Sunflower

Q and A: I read your comments about Gaillardia in the January and February issue of Florida Gardening magazine. Are you talking about buying the actual plants and planting them or do you mean starting them from seeds? I have had a good bit of luck harvesting the seeds from dead or spent heads in the summer, refrigerating them and then sowing them in the winter for a spring and summer bloom.

February 2, 2018

From Mark, by email Answer: Gaillardia pluchella, simply known as gaillardia, is a very cold tolerant native plant. As such, it can be started from seeds, or planted as young seedlings in winter without concern for cold weather damage. In ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Blanket Flower, Giallardia Pluchella, Lee County, Native Plants, Q And A, Stephen Brown
Scrub Palm

Q and A: I have heard that there are 12 Florida native palms, but only two that are endemic to Florida. What are the names of these two palms?

February 2, 2018

From T. Bates, by email Answer 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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Horticulture, Lee County, Miami Palm, Palms, Sabal Etonia, Sabal Miamiensis, Sabal Palmetto, Scrub Palm, Stephen Brown

Fact Sheets: Horticulture and Gardening Publications | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

January 4, 2018

Gardening Publications A-Z Administration Annual Report 2011-12 Annuals Annual-Flowers-Bedding Plants Gardening with Annuals in Florida Ants Ants Carpenter Ants - coming soon Crazy Ants Imported Fire Ants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Fact Sheet, Factsheet, Gardening, Horticulture, Lee County, Stephen Brown

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