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Brown’s Plant Files

February 26, 2020

On February 26, 2020 at 08:35 AM “Brown, Stephen” <BROWNSH@leegov.com> wrote:

Good morning All:
It’s been a while.

Here is information on several upcoming classes.

  1. Thursday, March 5. 1:00 PM. Plant Pests and Diseases

Sanibel City Hall (MacKenzie Hall), 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

  1. Friday and Saturday, March 13, 14. 2020 SW FL Birding Seminar

Florida Gulf Coast University. See first attachment for detail and online registration.

  1. Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23. Landscape Plant Identification Short Course

North Fort Myers Recreation Center. See second attachment for detail and online registration.

Here are several new EDIS publications that might interest you.

Urban Fertilizer Ordinances Frequently Asked Questions.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/AE/AE53400.pdf

Mammalian Carnivores of Florida

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/UW/UW46400.pdf

A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias: Classification and Diversity.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/EP/EP58100.pdf

Call or email me with any questions.

Stay Well!

Stephen H. Brown
Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
Parks and Recreation Division
3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916
Office: (239) 533-7513   Cell: (239) 850-4184

Email: brownsh@leegov.com

Brown’s web page:  http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu//hort/GardenHome.shtml

Solutions For Your Life:” http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_SFYL_Start

April 26, 2019

On April 26, 2019 at 12:38 PM “Brown, Stephen” <BROWNSH@leegov.com> wrote:

Good afternoon All:
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Here is a concise and well done video by Fox 4 News on the Florida Friendly Landscaping Program.

https://www.fox4now.com/news/protecting-paradise/certified-greener-gardening-program-helps-reduce-fertilizer-usage
Follow that up by attending a Florida Friendly Landscape presentation tomorrow, Saturday, at Rotary Park in Cape Coral. See the first attachment for more detail.

May 11, Saturday, The Threat of Citrus Greening.
Dr. Mongi Zekri of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences discusses citrus greening, the most devastating disease affecting citrus trees.
East County Regional Library. Register online.
https://leelibrary.librarymarket.com/events/threat-citrus-greening-0

May 16, Thursday, Palm Morphology and Anatomy and Identification.
At the end of this class you will know the workings of palms and how to identify just about every palm seen in South Florida. Click on the second attachment for more information and for registration at Eventbrite. Registration Form.

I’ve attached two fact sheets on a couple of plants that will be blooming during the month of May.
Bougainvillea Tree-FS
Blood_Lily-FS

That’s all for now.

Contact me with questions.
Stephen H. Brown
Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
Parks and Recreation Division
3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916
Office: (239) 533-7513 Cell: (239) 850-4184
Email: brownsh@leegov.com
Brown’s web page: http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu//hort/GardenHome.shtml
Solutions For Your Life:” http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_SFYL_Start

April 1, 2019

On April 1, 2019 at 9:19 AM “Brown, Stephen” <BROWNSH@leegov.com> wrote
Re: Brown’s Plant File: Classes, Invasives, and Galls/g19

Good Morning All:

Be sure you attend our remaining Florida Friendly classes for the season. View Schedule.
1. April 5, Eliminating Chemicals in the Landscape
2. April 27, Introductory Florida Friendly Landscape Workshop

We have other upcoming classes, including:
3. April 20, Understanding Plant Toxicity with Marc Frank, University of Florida Herbarium.
What exactly do we mean when we say a plant is poisonous? Why do plant even produce poisonous compound? Many more answered questions. Rendell Research Center, Pine Island. No cost to attend but you must register to save your space. Click on the link below to register.
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/rrc/event/plant-toxicity/

4. May 3, Scales, Thrips, Mites and Whiteflies.
This is an opportunity for you to get details on these important landscape pests from top researchers. Eventbrite course details and registration information.

5. May 9, Palm Morphology and Identification. Detail in next Brown’s Plant File.

We have a New FLEPPC list of invasive exotic plant species in Florida. To see it, click on the link below.
https://www.fleppc.org/

I know we don’t have a lot of roses down here, but this EDIS fact sheet on Galls on roses is very relevant since these galls affect many different plants.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PP/PP34300.pdf

That’s all for now.

Contact me with questions.

Stephen H. Brown
Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
Parks and Recreation Division
3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916
Office: (239) 533-7513   Cell: (239) 850-4184
Email: brownsh@leegov.com
Brown’s web page:  http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu//hort/GardenHome.shtml
Solutions For Your Life:” http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_SFYL_Start

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