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Christmas Tree Facts


December 28, 2016

With today being Christmas, I thought it would be fun to look at some Christmas tree facts in today’s article. Nearly 350 million real Christmas trees are currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Mistletoe Can Harm Trees and People


December 19, 2016

Despite the fact that mistletoe remains a popular Christmas decoration with its bright green leaves and white berries, it is a parasite of trees. As a result, it can harm trees. Mistletoe also has poisonous properties and should be kept out ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Christmas gifts for the gardener


December 13, 2016

Do you have that hard to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list? I have an idea, especially if that person enjoys gardening. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Bookstore offers ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Acorns abound this fall


December 13, 2016

Do you have more acorns than you know what to do with this fall? When oaks produce loads of acorns, it sometimes is called a "mast" year. Do you remember the oak tree pollen and all those catkins that fell from oaks earlier this year? Catkins ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Can tulips be grown in North Florida?


December 13, 2016

Q. I see advertising now for planting bulbs but I wonder if this is correct for here in North Florida? Are tulip bulbs a good choice here? A. Some of the northern bulbs are poor performers this far south. Tulips are in this category. It's not ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Reduce 100 bags of fall leaves to ten


December 13, 2016

Billions of leaves blanket the fall landscape and are bagged by hundreds of homeowners to be placed curbside for local trash pick-up. Many of these leaves could be easily turned into valuable mulch or compost. Why do all those fall leaves ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

Water management during dry weather


December 13, 2016

So far our fall has been unusually dry with warmer temperatures. Even though our average annual rainfall is around sixty-two inches per year, we don’t always receive rain exactly when we need it. There are times when we need to apply additional ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Water

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