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Gardeners in 2020 will want unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings

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Gardeners in 2020 will want unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings
According to the AP, "gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)."

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National Garden Bureau announces 2020 is Year of the Lantana

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National Garden Bureau announces 2020 is Year of the Lantana

 

This year the National Garden Bureau is giving lantana its due, announcing that 2020 is Year of the Lantana.

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Who's afraid of the big, bad coywolf?

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Who's afraid of the big, bad coywolf?
There was a time when wolves were generally feared. They roamed wild across continents. Travelers feared for their own safety. Herders feared for their flocks. As marauders, wolves were ensconced in history, legend, and popular stories.

They were hunted relentlessly. Now these shy and reclusive creatures are seldom encountered, except in remote wilderness areas.

Not so with their relative - the coyote. While shy, coyotes are not so withdrawn, more comfortable with life at the edge of human civilization, or closer.

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What is this thing?

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What is this thing?

 

The National Garden Bureau has introduced a charming little fruit for gardeners. But what exactly is it?

Is it a cucumber? Is it a melon? This adorable fruit looks like a watermelon for fairies, but it tastes like a cucumber with tangy citrus overtones.

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

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Current Data Shows Glyphosate Is Not Linked to Cancer

 

According to Jason Ferrell, director of the Pesticide Information Office with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS),  "Currently, the data we have does not seem to indicate that glyphosate causes cancer. So we still believe that it can be used as an effective part of an integrated pest management strategy and plan.”

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