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Category: Natural Resources

Q:  I would like to know when to prune my Mexican Petunia so it will produce more flowers.

Mexican petunia

A:  Mexican Petunia, Ruellia brittoniana, also called Britton’s wild petunia is classified as an invasive for Florida according to the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/ruebri.html).  It is sold in nurseries everywhere but it easily escapes into… Read More

What’s digging holes in my yard? – the gopher tortoise and what you need to know

gopher-tortoise

If you’ve ever encountered one of their characteristic burrows (perhaps, unfortunately, even in your yard), you may be familiar with the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Gopher tortoises are the only tortoise found in the southeastern United States and… Read More