Who hasn’t heard about the rediscovery of the rare blue calamintha bee in Florida, most likely thought to be extinct?
It would surprise me if you hadn’t heard because this little blue ball of wonder has generated a global ... READ MORE
Summer rains have begun. It is hot, muggy and buggy, and to top it all off, the chances of plant disease increases during our rainy season. While this may all seem overwhelming, there are ways to control and even prevent damage to your plants ... READ MORE
Bulbs can be grown in yards throughout Florida, but they are not the traditional tulips and daffodils you would find in northern climates. Plant your bulbs in sun to partial sun locations in spring, summer, or fall, depending on the type of ... READ MORE
The arrival of summer temperatures and summer rainfall bring to mind another of our summer arrivals: mosquitoes. These pesky insects are a reality to residents of Florida, and questions associated with disease spread and the best repellents ... READ MORE
Springtime color welcomes birds, butterflies, native bees and other pollinators!
Did you know that urban pollinator gardens offer not just beauty, but also places of refuge, protection and nourishment for our airborne wildlife? These blooms, ... READ MORE
What is a Pollinator Hotel?
A pollinator hotel is a habitat for bees and wasps that is created from a variety of materials.
Why Build a Pollinator Hotel?
If you would like to support native pollinators that are declining due to habitat loss, ... READ MORE
Make Beeswax Food Wrappers at Home
Make a Worm Farm at Home
Make a Pollinator House at Home
Install a Rain Barrel
Let's Make Some Black Gold! Composting Webinar
April 22nd at 3:00 pm. Click link ... READ MORE
April is often very dry in terms of rainfall here is Central Florida. In an effort to help and encourage you to save water this month, below are some tips you can use to save water in the landscape.
Maintain Your Irrigation System
Many lawns ... READ MORE
Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.)
Why the oak trees?
Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak ... READ MORE
It is finally spring! Well, maybe it has been spring in Central Florida for a few weeks now, but it is finally official. If you find yourself needing to grab some fresh air, take some time to check out the spring flowers near you!
Flowering ... READ MORE