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Weekly “What is it?”: Wax myrtle

carriestevensonFebruary 14th, 2024Wax myrtle (Myrica/Morella cerifera) is one of those evergreen shrubs that mostly lives out its life in the background. Neither tall and imposing (on average, up to 12’; rarely as tall as 20’), nor full of showy flowers, it is nonetheless an important native species. Behind that low-key persona is a small tree that has […]

Weekly “What is it?”: Rosemary

carriestevensonFebruary 7th, 2024Rosemary is one of those tough, multi-purpose plants that I’ve come to not just love, but respect. It looks docile enough, but that great-smelling herb on your porch is also capable of serious chemical warfare. There are two native species we call rosemary found commonly in our dry, sandy habitats, at the beach and in […]

Spanish Moss, a new episode from Your Central Florida Yard podcast

Anne YasalonisJanuary 22nd, 2024Spanish moss: creepy or cool? What comes to mind when you think of a southern landscape? Large, graceful oaks draped oh-so-perfectly with Spanish moss? Spanish moss is a quintessential part of our landscapes “down south” and it is often something that interests our visitors. What do you know about Spanish moss—there are many myths and […]

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