Plant propagation is a lot of fun. You can share plants with friends, fill in your own garden and make exact genetic duplicates of plants you really like. The major methods of asexual propagation are cuttings, layering, budding and grafting. Cuttings involve rooting a...

Also known as pink sorrel is a pretty weed that has been showing up more and more in

our area. The lovely five-petal blossoms grow above mounded clover-like leaves. The blooms close up in times of drought and at night. Pink sorrel is related to five other Florida sorre...

January 1, 2020

What to Plant

Bedding Plants - Plants to add to the garden during the coolest months include dianthus, begonia, pansy, petunia, viola, lobelia, dusty miller, and snapdragon.

See Gardening With Annuals in Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg319

Bulbs – So many choices! Pla...

December 11, 2019


Florida is the largest supplier of domestic winter strawberries in the United States, and labor is the largest cost item in the Florida strawberry production budget. Labor shortages are a major threat to the industry. This three page fact sheet written by Trina Biswas...

February 22, 2019

National Geographic Short Film Showcase

 Witness dozens of different types of flowers unfurling in this stunning time-lapse video from filmmaker David de los Santos Gil. He used 5,000 out of 50,000 shots of his floral subjects for the final video, which was filmed over...

December 11, 2018

Prepare for a Freeze by bringing potted orchids indoors if the forecast is for 50 degrees or below. Water plants well but do not drench if a short freeze is predicted and then keep your irrigation sprinkler off as long as there is a freeze warning. To be honest I haven...

December 1, 2018

December is a good month to add or transplant trees, shrubs and other plants and to divide perennials. You can add new cold tolerant fruits to the landscape but delay tropical fruit plantings until spring. Because of the cool weather, water loss through foliage will be...

September 23, 2018

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at critical point in their own survival.

Many reasons contribute to their recent decline. We know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided...

June 6, 2018

No fertilizing with nitrogen or phosphorus from June 1st through September 30th to give the Indian River Lagoon a break from the chemicals that feed the algae blooms killing the seagrasses so critical to feeding and sheltering marine life. While fertilizer isn't the on...

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