New Year’s Resolutions are a time when you reflect on the past and set goals for personal improvement. The Florida Gardener has a great opportunity to make some resolutions that can benefit any landscape. I’ve often been asked “What ... READ MORE
Looking for a creative way to add to your garden or indoor area that will bring in a bit of enchantment? A Living Frame is a creative project that is ideal for the garden or indoors. Succulents are a good plant choice for beginners to try in ... READ MORE
Beef cattle production management on Florida operations is different. Folks in agriculture, in Florida, know that it is different from other parts of the country. Our seasons are different, our climate is different. When parts of the country ... READ MORE
Keeping a few chickens in your backyard can be an enjoyable experience that also rewards you with a few eggs. Chickens are easy to keep but must be fed, and housed properly and kept safe from predators.
Cities all over the country are increasingly ... READ MORE
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
In October, a team of 24 University of Florida Extension horticulture extension personnel and interested guests recently explored a Horticulture and Cultural Tour of Southern Spain. One of the early visits included an exclusive meeting with ... READ MORE
Who do you trust when deciding what to buy? According to the recent ExpertVoice Consumer Trust Panel, when deciding what to buy, only 4% of consumers trust celebrity endorsements and only 7% trust sponsored athletes. When a 500 consumer panel ... 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