Gardening: Attract Wildlife …………

Gardening: Attract Wildlife …………

Bring your yard to life by providing water, food and shelter for birds, butterflies and other creatures.     Provided by IFAS, University of Florida   *  Remember to plant for pollinators. Firebush supplies food for birds and butterflies. Snags have great appeal for various woodpeckers.   *  Reduce insecticide use. Each time you apply […]

By July 29, 2015 Read More →
Feed A Bee, Feed The Planet ……..

Feed A Bee, Feed The Planet ……..

(NAPSI)—Apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds-they all have something in common that may surprise you. Besides the fact that they may be in your kitchen right now, each one of these foods is available thanks to the honey bee and other pollinators. In fact, about one-third of the human food supply depends on bees and other pollinators. […]

By July 25, 2015 Read More →
Gardening: Houseplants ……

Gardening: Houseplants ……

Studies show that caring for plants has a calming effect and reduces blood pressure.   Provided by IFAS, University of Florida   Many people grow plants indoors for the beauty and warmth they add to the home. But did you know that plants also have many health benefits?   Caring for plants can help lower […]

By July 22, 2015 Read More →
Deadheading Keeps Summer Perennials Beautiful …….

Deadheading Keeps Summer Perennials Beautiful …….

By Matthew Orwat, UF / IFAS Extension Washington County During these “dog days”, full of hot temperatures punctuated with intermittent rain, gardeners can lose the motivation to get out there and get things done. One task, deadheading, can make a huge difference in the appearance of one’s landscape without a whole lot of effort.   […]

By July 17, 2015 Read More →
Sow A Feast From Seeds At Home ………

Sow A Feast From Seeds At Home ………

(NAPSI)—Growing vegetables and flowers at home can be rewarding and fun for the whole family. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a novice, sowing seeds directly into beds or containers is an easy way to create a bountiful garden, and many can be sown throughout the summer for harvesting into the fall. “Everything you […]

By June 27, 2015 Read More →
10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive ……..

10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive ……..

(NAPSI)—Here’s news that’s created a buzz. Three-quarters of the world’s flowering plants and food crops rely on pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies to help them reproduce. Unfortunately, bee populations are being threatened by a range of issues such as colony collapse disorder, pesticides, mites, disease and climate change. Butterfly populations are also at […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
Growing Fruit Crops in Containers …….

Growing Fruit Crops in Containers …….

by Larry K. Jackson and Jeffrey G. Williamson       People frequently want to grow some types of fruit trees in containers, because of poor soil, improper climate or lack of sufficient space. Fortunately, a wide variety of fruit crops can be grown in containers with some degree of success. However, such plants will […]

By June 17, 2015 Read More →
Air Plant – Tillandsia: Two different air plants

Air Plant – Tillandsia: Two different air plants

Information provided by IFAS Solutions for Life When people use the term “air plant,” they’re usually referring to Tillandsia spp. These odd-looking plants have been getting new attention recently, their rise in popularity having a lot to do with how eye-catching they are coupled with how little care they require. People have become interested in […]

By June 10, 2015 Read More →