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Category: Home Landscapes

Foreground flowering plants in landscape bed with green lawn in background

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when “Gardening in the… Read More

Confusion on Timing of Winter Annual Lawn Weed Control

Lawn with mature winter annual lawn weeds in spring

If you’ve had a history of winter annual weeds in your lawn, the best option is to apply a preemergence herbicide during October. But, winter annual lawn weeds don’t exist yet. They are in the… Read More

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this… Read More

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at… Read More