Tag Archive: Plants

Plants Don’t Live Forever

A New Yorker cartoon shows a lady shopping a garden center bench for plants. She has three choices at three price points: annuals, $ 6; perennials, $ 10; eternals, $ 749.95.

No matter what the cost, plants don’t live forever. And if they did, what would they cost? They’d probably cost more than $ 749.95. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/plants-dont-live-forever/

Why Don’t My Plants Match?

Why Don’t My Plants Match?

Coontie (Zamia floridana) planted at the same time but growing at different rates. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS

When designing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/12/why-dont-my-plants-match/

Know How to Choose Florida-Friendly Plants

One of the main Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles is to plant the right plant in the right place. In Florida, not only does this apply to the zone you’re in, soils you have, and light conditions in your garden, but also ensuring that invasive, exotic plant species are not used. While most of us have heard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/25/know-how-to-choose-florida-friendly-plants/

Annual Bedding Plants This time of Year?

Annual Bedding Plants This time of Year?

Yes, even with cool weather setting in, much can be done on the flower gardening front. Let’s kickoff 2017 by being the envy of the neighborhood with flower beds that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/10/annual-bedding-plants-this-time-of-year/

Distorted Plants

Distorted Plants

Plants can become distorted for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes nutrient deficiencies or toxicities can cause plants to become distorted. Sometimes excessive amounts of water or sunlight can cause plants to become distorted. And sometimes insect feeding damage can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/08/distorted-plants/

Do Your Plants have Problems?

Do Your Plants have Problems?

When you don’t know what’s ailing your plant, ask an expert.

 

Many gardeners get stumped when a favorite plant of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/05/do-your-plants-have-problems/

Know Your Patented Plants

Know Your Patented Plants

Gardeners love to share plants. My yard, like many of my gardener friends, is filled with plant gifts that were started from a cutting or division of a favorite plant.  These two methods of growing new …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/08/know-your-patented-plants/

Discover the Beauty and Role of Native Aquatic Plants – in Your Own Pond

A stand of purple wetland plants called "False Dragon Heads (Physostegia spp.). Photo by Judy Biss

A stand of purple flowers called “False Dragon-Heads …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/14/discover-the-beauty-and-role-of-native-aquatic-plants-in-your-own-pond/

Northwest Florida–Where the Plants Eat Meat!

Northwest Florida–Where the Plants Eat Meat!

Among the most fascinating natural phenomena in our area are the presence of dozens of species of carnivorous, or meat-eating, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/29/northwest-florida-where-the-plants-eat-meat/

Native vs. Invasive Plants

Native vs. Invasive Plants

 

CrossvineAccording to the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, there are more than 4,200 plant species naturally occurring in the state.  Nearly 3,000 are considered …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/22/native-vs-invasive-plants/

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