Sept. 11 was already a somber and thought-provoking day for Americans before Sept. 11, 2017. That date also has the distinction of being the day Hurricane Irma barreled past Jacksonville, leaving in its wake a path of destruction and devastation not seen in decades in Northeast Florida.
Azalea bushes are the south’s favorite Rhododendron. They’re planted in every, or every other, lawn on nearly every street in Florida. It’s a popular bush due to the springtime blooms and their bright vivid colors. Unfortunately, these bushes often go without regular maintenance leading to an overgrown bush that can take over a lawn.
Nothing says southern charm like the old expansive oaks strewn across the landscape. From Gone With the Wind’s Twelve Oaks plantation to todays mature oaks that still dot the Northeast Florida landscape, oaks are an integral part of of our southern history. However, many people still have no idea how to identify the different types of oaks in our area.