In our last episode, we discussed how rodenticides, also known as rat poisons, can have a negative impact on our birds of prey. In this episode, we discuss Florida’s owls and how to identify them by the calls they make.
Florida's owls ... READ MORE
It’s that time of year again when we can expect a thunderstorm to roll in mid-afternoon and pour for half an hour before dissipating as quickly as it came. These rains provide relief to thirsty lawns that spend the rest of the day baking ... READ MORE
Pentas lanceolata is a Florida perennial that is an attractive plant with red, pink, or white blooms. They are a great source of food for butterflies and hummingbirds. Most Pentas grow to about 2 or 3 feet high and 15 inches wide and love ... READ MORE
Coreopsis leavenworthii is an annual to short-lived perennial with bright yellow flowers with a dark brown center. The flowers are held upright on tall, leafless stems. The blooms occur from late spring in north Florida to year-round in ... READ MORE
Caring for your lawn can be a lot of work, and a properly maintained lawn is not only beautiful but functional. It will filter runoff, reduce erosion, and can reduce heat and glare. A healthy lawn is functional and if you follow the best ... READ MORE
Composting is a great way to practice recycling in your yard. You can reduce the volume of waste that goes to the landfill as well as create a beneficial soil amendment for your landscape. Most people have all the elements they need to create ... READ MORE
Are you looking for information on growing vegetables in Florida? We have gathered all of the UF/IFAS fact sheets and websites for you.
Vegetables from A-Z (get information on specific vegetables)
Starting the Garden Using Seeds
Starting ... 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