Plant Market 2024!
Several events take place in Osceola Heritage Park throughout the year including the free UF/IFAS Extension Services annual Spring 2024 Planet Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, located ... READ MORE
The bright lights of the Ferris wheel, a taste of those delicious, boiled peanuts, the sound of the auctioneer, and that familiar fresh sawdust smell. Those are some of my favorite things about the Osceola County Fair! So, grab some of those ... READ MORE
Now that Christmas is over,
What do we do with the gift plants?
We know that the poinsettia is worth keeping, but what about the Christmas Cactus?
Can it survive after Christmas?
Christmas cactus is ... READ MORE
The Osceola County Fertilizer Management Ordinance may appear to be complex from first glance, but the document holds viable information for commercial agriculture operations and a home owners in the county when it comes to fertilizing within ... READ MORE
As a commercial horticulture agent, I have been asked many questions about turfgrass. The following are some of the questions and answers.
■ Can I use an herbicide to control torpedograss in the St Augustine lawn? Ans: No herbicide is ... READ MORE
This is a quick list of a few plants that tolerate low light and a bit of neglect, in fact most of them do prefer to be left alone. May require more dusting than water. For the safety of small children and pets that may be tempted to ingest ... READ MORE
So before we start what is an arid plant and why do we care ?
Arid Plants according to Merriam-Webster are " or a Desert Plant is a plant suited to the environment of arid regions of little rainfall that often stores water in its tissues ... READ MORE
Christine Jackson, I am the current Commercial Horticulture Agent in Osceola County. Below is a small glimpse into my background.
Hailing from Central Kentucky. In a small town named Versailles (pronounced Ver-sales) ... READ MORE
For the last 25 years, April has been Water Conservation Month in Florida.
This is especially important this year, as we are in a drought.
While half of Osceola is only in a moderate drought, the other half is severe. Seminole ... READ MORE
I heard about a dangerous rose disease. How would I know if my roses have gotten it?
The worst rose disease is called Rose Rosette Disease, which is a virus that is spread by the eriophyid mite. Though we have plenty of those unusual 4-
legged ... READ MORE