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Category: Horticulture

Do You Want Your Fruit Trees to Produce? Here’s How!

When it comes to your landscape, growing fruit trees is different from most of the other plants in your yard because you have a concrete goal—to produce fruit. In order to reach this goal, you need your trees… Read More

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Fall Vegetable Gardening Class

This class will teach basic gardening techniques for a successful vegetable gardening experience.  Topics will also include raised bed gardening, growing organically, and tips for growing your favorite fall veggies.  $10 per person; includes take home information and… Read More

Fact Sheets: Groundcovers | Creeping and Clumping Groundcovers | Perennial Peanut | Walkable Groundcovers | Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Groundcovers     Creeping and Clumping Ground Covers     Flax Lily, Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata,’ and Armored Scales (pdf) – coming soon     Perennial Peanut in the Urban Landscape     Walkable Groundcovers

Water-Wise Landscapes in Manatee County 2018

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Water-Wise Landscape Program and helped make it a success!   The Manatee County Water-Wise Landscape Awards, sponsored by Manatee County Utilities – Water… Read More

Invasive Alert! Meet the New Guinea Flatworm

New Guinea Flatworm showing eyespot

By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Christine Kelly-Begazo There is an invader amongst us, and it goes by the name of Platydemus manokwari. Better known as the New Guinea flatworm, this alien aggressor is a… Read More