February’s tip’s & tricks for South Florida landscapes

How cold temperatures affect palms and how to treat them following a cold weather event. Types of Cold Damage There are essentially three types of cold weather events that can injure palms. Chilling injury occurs in tropical species at temperatures above freezing and occasionally as high as 50°F. However, the absolute temperature at which chilling… Read more »

January tip’s & tricks for Florida landscapes

Winter temperatures in Florida are frequently low enough to cause cold injury to tropical, subtropical, and occasionally temperate plants not adapted to Florida climatic conditions. Freezing weather normally occurs in north and central Florida, while below freezing temperatures are rare for south Florida. Tropical plants and summer annuals do not adapt or harden to withstand… Read more »

Decembers tip’s & tricks for Florida Landscapes

  Foliage of a yaupon holly variety (Ilex vomitoria ‘Dodds Cranberry’). See more photos on Trees & Powerlines. (©UF/IFAS, Edward Gilman) Enjoying a warm cup of coffee or tea provides many a gardener with a jolt of energy to start their day. What if you could grow your own caffeine-rich tea leaves right in your… Read more »