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Diversify the Landscape: Unique Groundcovers

A New Groundcover Appeal Tired of the mundane? The ordinary? The boring? Landscapes stippled with the same plant material make me lose my interest in their designs. Nonetheless, let us think outside the normal plant palette. With the… Read More

Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm

Wildlife in the Environment “DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs,… Read More

Helping Pollinators Spring Into Action

If you are anything like me, you might already have a few plants that provide for pollinators.  Last year, when I started to renovate my landscape, I knew I wanted to plant various spaces to welcome pollinators and… Read More

One small mite; one giant problem

A really tiny mite—almost imperceptible to the naked eye—can cause giant problems in the plant world. Eriophyid mites are less than 1 mm in length, which makes them difficult to see. Yet, one female mite can lay up… Read More

Gardening for Earth Day: The Five R’s in the Garden

The Five R’s of Landscape Maintenance How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of landscapes are expressed… Read More

CREATIVE COLLABORATION BRINGS MULTIPLE IMPACTS TO CLIENTS

Tiare Silvasy, Virgilia Zabala, John Roberts UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 Situation: Extension programs that utilize a systems approach by combining horticulture and physical well-being can multiply impacts per client. This is… Read More

FLORIDA MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS’ EXPLORATION OF FOOD SYSTEMS IN SOUTHERN ITALY PRODUCES STATEWIDE IMPACT

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL W. Wilber, UF/IFAS Extension, Center for Land Use Efficiency, Gainesville, FL Situation: An important aspect of supporting Florida’s agricultural industry is creating awareness and appreciation of food systems… Read More

GO SPRINGS & GET WET! EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT WATER ON THE WATER

A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL and Y. Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension, Central District, Apopka, FL. Situation: The projected population of Marion County is expected to reach over 411,000 people in 2025. With increasing urban development, Marion… Read More

RESTORING A 1920’S GOLF COURSE INTO AN ECOLOGICAL PARK: A CASE STUDY OF THE ROLLING HILLS

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and K. McCormick, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: The Rolling Hills Park project is a Florida Communities Trust… Read More