About CATHY FESER
BiographyCathy Feser is the urban horticulture extension agent with the University of Florida Collier County Extension Service. For more information on home gardening, call the Collier County Master Gardener Plant Clinic, at 353-2872 or visit the Web site: collier.ifas.ufl.edu. For specimen identification, the Extension Plant Clinic at 14700 Immokalee Road is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Annual garden series back for its 30th year
Published 01/06/2011 at 4:02 p.m.
The Educational Garden Workshop Series, hosted by the Collier County Master Gardeners begins the 2011 season on Thursday. For over 30 years, the series has featured guest lecturers on a variety of topics of gardening interest and this year is ...
Second half of workshop series features orchids, tropicals, turf alternatives
Published 02/04/2010 at 11:03 p.m.
The second week in February is already here, and so is the second half of the Garden Workshop Series.
Herbs are a natural choice for gardens in Southwest Florida
Published 01/28/2010 at 10:59 p.m.
Herbs seem to be a popular topic this season, and perhaps with good reason. Many people use them in the kitchen, but herbs are also useful to brighten up the garden.
Dishing ‘dirt’ with new garden workshop series, beginning Thursday
Published 12/31/2009 at 5:03 p.m.
The Master Gardener’s Annual Garden Workshop Series is ready for its 2010 season. The 10-week series begins next Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will be held this year at the Unity of Naples Church, 2000 Unity Way, ...
Copperleaf’s variegated foliage adds sure-fire, year-round color
Published 11/12/2009 at 9:28 p.m.
Although “winter” is a relative term for stay-put Floridians, it signifies an extension of warm weather for seasonal residents. With the advent of cooler temperatures and winter season, many gardeners look to brighten the horizon with color.
Get Green Savvy: Pick up new plants at Yard & Garden Show next weekend
Published 10/22/2009 at 6:29 p.m.
There are lots of fun things to do and see in and around the Naples area this time of year, and one of them is the Collier County University of Florida Extension Yard & Garden Show, scheduled this year for ...
Model your yard after a small plot of peace: Freedom Park offers beauty
Published 10/08/2009 at 8:04 p.m.
Tucked into the corner of two of the most heavily used roadways in Naples is one of prettiest places in town: Freedom Park, on the corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway.
At Home: New trees deserved new irrigation that could change with water needs
Published 09/17/2009 at 9:17 p.m.
In early May of this year, we knew there was something wrong in the Extension citrus grove. The trees just didn’t look right: the new shoots were a yellowish color, the older leaves looked blotchy and the veins were a ...
No mower, please: These decorative grasses add glamor as a specimen or border in your garden
Published 07/10/2009 at 4:21 p.m.
Distributed all over the world, the Graminae, or grass family, is one of the largest in terms of number of genera (700-plus) and species (7,000 -plus) and also one of the most economically important. For centuries, grasses have been used ...
One year later, how has the ‘Xtreme’ yard fared? Come take a look June 27
Published 06/12/2009 at 7:42 p.m.
The passage of time never ceases to amaze. Here we are again in June, amid another round of weddings, graduations, Flag Day and Father’s Day, which happens to coincide with the official first day of summer this year. We won’t ...
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