A Loquat tree is a must-have for every Florida edible landscape. This gorgeous evergreen tree is also low-maintenance compared to other fruit trees. Fruit from any Loquat is edible, but for good-tasting, high quality fruit, select a variety ... READ MORE
There is a passionflower for every Central Florida yard; they attract butterflies, some have showy flowers, and some types even have edible fruit! Most passionflowers are vines. Compact species can be planted in small yards to take advantage ... READ MORE
Migratory Birds in Florida
Saturday, May 14, 2022, is the World Migratory Bird Day. Created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 1993, it is a day to celebrate and learn about migratory birds. For more information you can visit ... READ MORE
You can add some plants to make it look natural and attract wildlife
Having a lawn around the pond is not the best answer for attracting wildlife. According to the Florida Friendly principles, a lawn should not be any closer than 10 feet ... READ MORE
Can we help the birds and wildlife at the lakefront parks by bringing them a loaf of bread when we visit?
While intentions are good, we should eat the bread ourselves instead. It can actually lead to malnutrition in wild birds, since it does ... READ MORE
Even in a relatively warm winter, we just can't forget about or ignore plant hardiness here in Central Florida. While tropical plants are generally vigorous and heat tolerant, they can easily be lost during the winter. It doesn't help that ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered what to do with all of the potted holiday gift plants after the holidays are over? While some of these are difficult to grow here, others can make beautiful additions to the garden or home for years to come.
First, ... READ MORE
Has anyone ever wondered what the most beautiful flower on earth might be? While the answer to that question is certainly a matter of opinion, the camellia would surely be a top contestant.
The good news is that we can grow camellias here ... READ MORE
How do you take care of poinsettias? Can they really grow outside?
What would Christmas be like without poinsettias? A native of Mexico, this beautiful plant was introduced to the U.S. in 1824. The large colorful bracts are actually not ... READ MORE
Please join us for our Limited Pesticide Review on May 27th from 8:30 – 3:30. You may attend the full day if you need to certify for the Limited Commercial Landscape or Limited Lawn and Ornamental pesticide license or if just need the 6 CEU ... READ MORE