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Flu Season is Back!

Families and consumers, flu season is here once again.  Many people become anxious during flu season and fear getting influenza. This year is no exception with the addition of the COVID-19 pandemic and virus, making it more important… Read More

Broward County Native Orchid Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More

Grocery Lists & Coupons Can Save Money for Busy Families

Written by: Brenda Marty Jimenez, Extension Agent IV, Broward County Rachel Biderman, Extension Agent I, Miami-Dade County With the fast-paced nature of modern-day life and the effects of a pandemic, it can be challenging to find the time… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are forbidden to use… Read More

Staying Well During COVID-19: Importance of Wearing a Face Covering for Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals

Over the past several months, we have learned more about the COVID-19 virus and how it is spread. According to the CDC, people can transmit the virus to others even if they have no symptoms or before they… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no lines, or sharp… Read More

Broward Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals Staying Healthy During COVID-19: Symptoms and Testing Sites

COVID-19 is a virus that has affected many individuals and industries across the county and beyond. You cannot watch the news without hearing an update. Landscapers and those working outside to grow ornamentals, mow lawns, engage in pest management,… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness: Meal and Menu Planning

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is one key to… Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

Cattleyas love to grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow on trees. Epiphytes… Read More