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New Vegetable Gardener – What to do in the Summer Vegetable Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

It’s the second week of June. How does the vegetable garden look? The high daytime temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90 degrees F is causing many of the flowers on most of the vegetables to drop…. Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Alternative lawn

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water… Read More

Florida Butterfly Gardening

Monarch butterfly

Florida is home to nearly 200 species of butterflies. Attract butterflies to your garden by planting a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adult butterflies. Butterflies are entertaining to watch… Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

Passionvine

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL principles,… Read More

Prune Blooms and Pinch Me Please!

Spring stunners are still putting on a showy floral display. Ensure next spring’s spectacle by pruning just after the bloom. Push even more flowers by pinching the azalea tips now through May. Azaleas brighten Central… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Is it too Late to Start a Vegetable Garden?

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Is it too Late to Start a Vegetable Garden? Several months ago in this series on vegetable gardening information (New Vegetable Gardener) you learned about the vegetable garden seasons in Central… Read More

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

giant milkweed

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in… Read More