Fungi are known as plants that lack chlorophyll and true plant parts rather they are decomposers that can contain mycelium and mycorrhizae. As a member of the animal kingdom, fungi consist of yeast, toadstools, mold, mildew, truffles, ... READ MORE
Blackberries are a savory fruit for your palate that can diversify numerous meals. Even though the bulk of blackberries are produced in the Midwest you can still grow a staple crop right here in the sunshine state.
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Florida citrus is a hot commodity not just for Floridians but for the overall United States. However, the most gratifying feeling is being able to pick your own fruit fresh from your yard. UF/IFAS has been working diligently to provide farmers ... READ MORE
Welcome to the first blog in the Florida 101 series! This series of blogs will be geared towards introductions to topics that are important to understand when living in coastal Florida. Whether you are one of the 1,000 new residents who ... READ MORE
In the vibrant tapestry of Florida's flora, two plants stand out - the invasive Mexican Petunia and the native Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea). While one has found its way into gardens and landscapes, the other has deep roots in Florida's native ... READ MORE
Living in Florida offers a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the diverse and rich natural landscape. As we appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, it's essential to be aware of the impact certain plant species can have on our environment. ... READ MORE
A living shoreline uses natural materials such as marsh grasses, mangroves, and bags of oyster shell to stabilize the shoreline. Living shorelines prevent erosion while simultaneously restoring habitat. Residents living in coastal areas ... READ MORE
In a few days we’ll be getting the full effect of “winter wonderland” with temperatures ranging from 26°-35°F. In case you’re wondering when or how you should protect your plants from a freeze, keep reading for more Florida friendly ... READ MORE
The holidays are full swing and what better way to brighten the ambiance then with decorative floral arrangements. Filling your home with sensational aromas and color can undoubtedly add to your holiday cheer. Many of these wonderful treasures ... READ MORE
August is National Water Quality Month, which means it is a great time to learn a little bit about the water in our area and actions we can all take to ensure our waterways are clean and healthy.
The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, ... READ MORE