As we work our way into 2022, the Adopt-a-Tree program is getting ready to kick-off their first event. If you are not familiar with Adopt-a-Tree, here is a quick synopsis.
Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County Residents an opportunity ... READ MORE
I could not be more excited to share this highly anticipated, long awaited UF/IFAS Extension Palm Short Course in Orlando and in person! Palms are prized in the landscape and people notice when they look pathetic. There is a science to growing ... READ MORE
Why Flowering Trees?
Most trees, like pines, oaks, elms, hickories, ashes, and maples, produce relatively inconspicuous flowers. If you have room for another tree and want to add a splash of seasonal color, there are many options at your disposal ... READ MORE
I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History
Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE
An Overlooked Southern Belle
Lobllolly-bay is a native species with which many gardeners have yet to be acquainted. Although a native to the American southeast, the white flowers would have appeal within many Old World gardens that often ... READ MORE
Not that poinciana… and not that one either…
Throughout late Spring to mid-summer certain streets of the I-4 corridor are inhabited by hulking yellow figures that peer over buildings and walls throughout the urbanized landscape. Despite ... READ MORE
A Statuesque Beauty
Adapted for the heat of the Deep South, these large trees tend to thrive in most of Florida. Magnolias are a staple landscape material, and perhaps outside of the live oak (Quercus virginiana), very few large trees possess ... READ MORE
It’s a well-established fact... trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation, removal, and large indifference ... READ MORE
A plant-loving fungus
Armillaria root rot is a problematic disease of woody plants through Florida and much of the world. There are several species of Armillaria fungi that appear quite similar, but act in the same way by infecting ... READ MORE
Let the leaves be!
If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape. ... READ MORE