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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Drought Tolerant Superstars!

By Sara Weber Is it ever going to rain again?  It’s been weeks, feels like months, since we’ve had a good, steady rain. As I was hand-watering some of my more finicky garden lovelies, I glanced around my… Read More

The perennial peanut as a turf alternative groundcover

By Ralph E. Mitchell Why would anyone want to plant peanuts in their landscape?  I’m not recommending that you plant regular peanuts as a landscape groundcover alternative to turf, but rather perennial peanuts which feature butter-yellow blossoms and… Read More

Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!

By Sara Weber Plant a vegetable garden.  There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida.  Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year.  You can… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

New year’s gardening resolutions for 2020

By Ralph E. Mitchell Time for some personal horticultural growth and goal setting in the gardening department!  The New Year is a great time to make some horticultural resolutions that will benefit any landscape.  Let’s look at some… Read More

Flying gems add to your Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ yard

BY Ralph E. Mitchell Beyond the plants found in our tropical/subtropical landscapes, another enjoyable aspect of this environment is the wildlife it attracts.  Birds often highlight this facet of wildlife including the small living jewels we call hummingbirds. … Read More