Change is the only inevitability.
We see it echoed in the metamorphosis of insects, the too-quick growth of our children, the gray in our hair. From one moment to the next, the cells that comprise our bodies are shifting, changing, dying, ... READ MORE
Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night
[A Midsummer Night’s ... READ MORE
How riotous the morning, draped in silver and pomegranate, new shoots gasping forth from soil tended carefully. Buds on branches swell and burst with leaves fresh and trembling in their newness. A haze of moisture in the morning air left staggering ... READ MORE
Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe?
Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE
It is no secret that it can be difficult hiring a landscape and/or pond professional that meets all of your community's needs. Luckily, there is a website full of presentations and resources for hiring a landscape and pond professional. This ... READ MORE
Splash into new online irrigation and landscape resources with the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension's Mobile Irrigation Lab site! This site is intended to serve as a resource hub for landscape, irrigation and water conservation information. ... READ MORE
Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE
Pruning trees can be tricky. These factsheets can help! The information below can help you with your palm pruning and pruning hardwood trees.
For more information contact MichelleAtkinson@ufl.edu or call 941-722-4824 x1818
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The Palm Tree: A Florida Icon
Palm trees can be found in every corner of the Sunshine State, as they are a great landscape plant, are easy to maintain, and are hardy when planted in the right environment. There are over 30 types of palms ... READ MORE
Does your irrigation system make sense? Are your sprinklers working for you or against you in your mission to irrigate efficiently? Luckily, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a label to distinguish water-efficient products ... READ MORE