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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, virtually… Read More

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife including bees, butterflies, birds and animals…. Read More

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

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 2021 Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, Saturday November 20, 2021: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 21, 2021: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM…. Read More

Cool Temperature Turf Grass Management

It may seem laughable to most Americans that Florida does experience a “real winter”.  However, there are many who are very aware that the temperatures have dropped and that their plants are reacting to this change.  The Master… Read More

Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season

It is officially Fall.  We have been given an extra hour of sleep.  And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth.  We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for… Read More

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More