October 29, 2018

Gardenate, an Australian website provides great information on what to plant when by zone and offers in-depth information on each plant including how to plant, companion plantings, what plants to keep apart, harvest times, and culinary hints. The comments and questions...

October 25, 2018


to this milkweed 



to the red & orange


Did you know that Florida has 21 native species of the milkweed that is essential for monarch butterflies but only three are available from nurseries: They lay eggs on...

October 12, 2018

Think of adding essential plants for attracting butterflies: passion vine (not red) for gulf fritillary, zebra longwing, and Julia butterflies, milkweed for monarchs, cassia for Sulphur butterflies, coontie for atala butterflies, and Dutchman’s pipe (aka pipevine) for...

October 8, 2018

UF/IFAS Publications (EDIS): http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/

Gardening Solutions: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/

Living Green: http://livinggreen.ifas.ufl.edu/

October 1, 2018

Gardening in Florida isn’t easy! It’s hot and humid, alternately too wet    and too dry, and the soil is sandy and alkaline. But by paying attention to    what grows well you can create a beautiful landscape and grow wonderful    trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and...

October 1, 2018

According to the calendar fall is here.  Have you noticed? I’m not convinced.  Early each morning I step outside eager to revel in that almost imperceptible atmospheric shift that signals autumn’s cooler, less humid weather. However, despite shorter days and the southe...

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