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Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated… Read More

Holy Guacamole, It’s Almost Avocado Season!

Sliced avocado on a cutting board

Avocado trees are a popular choice in south Florida landscapes, and even farther north. When I first moved to Gainesville, my roommate had two trees, though the potted one disappeared one night, thus proving their… Read More

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

Backyard composter, flowers in pots, trees in background. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the… Read More

Plan a garden that saves you money

Photo of piled tomatoes.

If you’re like me, each year you spend all of the month of February (or January if you’re farther south) dreaming of the tomatoes and peppers you’d like to be growing and wishing you didn’t… Read More