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Where Have All The Flowers Gone?


July 27, 2018

Florida - The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. "La Florida," he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses of foreign lawns, ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Air Pollution, Birds, Development, Flowers, Gardening, Health, Insects, Landscapes, Native, Noise Pollution, Pesticides, Water, Water Pollution, Wildlife

Exotic Plants Starving Birds! 12 Things You Can Do to Help


April 18, 2018

Birds Are Starving Exotic (non-native) plants do not support the caterpillars that native birds need for food, causing birds to starve to death. If birds can’t find enough caterpillars, they can’t reproduce and they and their young starve. Birds ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Biodiversity, Birds, Caterpillars, Exotic Plants, Extinction, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, Native Plants, Pesticides, Spiders, Starving

Hummingbirds Arriving


September 22, 2015

The hummingbird fall migration has begun and when I saw my first hummingbird of the season it was feeding on one of its favorite plants – firebush. The ruby-throated hummingbird is the most common hummingbird in Florida and can also be ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bird Feeders, Cats, Hummingbirds, Insects, Landscape, Migration, Pesticides, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Wildlife

New FREE Mobil Apps Available for Plant Pests


March 3, 2014

FREE mobile phone apps have been released that are pertinent to Florida. The android versions were released last fall, and now the iOS version for Apple iPhones is available (delayed due to federal shut down last fall). The iOS apps are ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bugs, Citrus Diseases, Citrus Pests, Insects, Mobil Apps, Palm Pest, Palm Symptoms, Pests, Terrestrial Mollusc, TortAI Key, Weeds Key

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly


November 8, 2013

Theresa Badurek, Urban Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Florida is a hotbed of new pests; it seems like we get them all of the time. One of the latest pests to infest our landscapes is the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Aleurodicus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Gumbo Limbo, Insects, Landscape, Palm Pest, Palms, Pesticides, Pests, Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, Sooty Mold, Sootymold, White Fly, Whitefly

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