The emerald ash borer is a very colorful bug. As Floridians we should be aware of the likely arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer to our State. This is a wood borer that has caused the largest tree-death event on the American continent in ... READ MORE
Pale pink hibiscus-like blossoms. Fleshy sepals, called a calyx, that can be harvested to make sauce, juice, preserves or tea. Lobed leaves that can be used for greens or in a salad. An eye-pleasing landscape plant. Continuous production until ... READ MORE
No, this is not a treatise on lovebugs. It is an admonishment to: Love bugs (insects)!
If you are one of those people who are aghast at this request – please keep reading.
Just the facts, Ma'am:
Only 1% of insect species ... READ MORE
Hummingbirds are the motorcycles of the bird world. They are small, nimble, and fast. They are brightly colored and their high-speed antics are a delight to watch.
Fortunately it's easy to attract these speed racers to your yard! Hummingbirds ... READ MORE
Three times each year, the UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County Commercial Horticulture program offers educational classes for the cut greens industry. Top researchers and speakers from the University of Florida present current research and timely ... READ MORE
Joe Sewards, Volusia County Urban Horticultural Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension, will present a free introductory class on Florida-Friendly Landscaping from 6:00pm-8:00pm on July 10, 2018.
The presentation will be held in the DeBerry room ... READ MORE
Extension offers lawn and landscape workshop
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. ... READ MORE
Volusia County Master Gardeners will host a tour of the landscape areas at the Volusia County Agricultural Center on Thursday, May 24 starting at 9:30. There will be a plant sale afterwards for tour participants.
During the landscape tour, ... READ MORE
Did you know?
Many nurseries sell plants that are invasive or potentially invasive to Florida! In fact, it is perfectly legal to sell many invasive plants - there are only a handful of species that are actually prohibited for sale. That leaves ... READ MORE