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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida’s diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? You guessed… Read More

Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Happy New Year everyone! Are you looking for one or two resolutions that are easy to keep? How does adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices sound like? Florida-Friendly Landscapes are attractive, low-maintenance landscapes that protect our natural… Read More

Monarchs get all the love: How to increase butterfly diversity in your yard

When it comes to butterfly gardening, monarch butterflies seem to get all the love.  Monarchs are the butterfly “homecoming queens”! They are drama queens, too, as they lead fascinating lives of intrigue, participating each year in a miraculous-seeming… Read More

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn!  Full… Read More

Florida Arbor Day-A Great 4-H Community Service Project

National Arbor day dates back to 1872 when Julius Sterling Morton of Nebraska, serving as President Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture, had the idea of encouraging tree planting and care. In 1970, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last… Read More

Let’s go on a TreeQuest!

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County’s UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County’s urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the occasion with an urban forestry… Read More