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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!

Researcher Karen McKenzie raised these female in captivity. They do not carry disease.

From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms – egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As adults, some vector… Read More

Fruit of Your Labor

lady with pink hat seen behind an overgrown muscadine grape vine

Properly placed trees create cover for song birds, beautify landscapes, increase property value, provide screening and may reduce energy usage. We fit fruiting trees and vines in our landscape because the man of the mower enjoys eating food… Read More

“Can Anyone Out There Help Me?”

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners serve the community. Image of bees, flowers, landscape and people talking

UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension Master Gardeners provide University of Florida research based horticulture options, multiply outreach of UF/IFAS Extension offices, saving taxpayer dollars and fill a gap in services. Nature Coast Master Gardeners… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

turf grass borders ornamental bed

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

DIY Draped Hypertufa

Various example draped hypertufa containers.

Perfect for fairy gardens and great for gift giving. You’ll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric. Multiple uses in addition to a traditional planter; displaying faux flowers, in the guest… Read More

Back the Blue – A Community’s Generosity

list of busineses and individuals who supported and funded the back the blue project

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping project at Gilchrist County Sheriff office is one that honors the fallen, appreciates the living and is borne of a desire to make a positive difference. Nature Coast Master Gardener, Christine H., felt something could be… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension @ Yankeetown Seafood Festival

Children and adults interact with Extension Master Gardeners during annual Arts and Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 37th Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, November 17th and 18th, 9-5 pm.  Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth @ Cedar Key

Master Gardeners share UF resaserched based horticulture during Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 20th and 21st, 9-5 pm. Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride and… Read More