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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscapes

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It reaches heights… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I’ll be the first to admit – this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Unlike other invasive plants introduced for their ornamental quality, Wild Taro appeared as a potential crop substitute. The U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced it in hopes to develop a substitute for potatoes, which is… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers

The Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers “It started – for me, it started last Thursday, in response to an urgent message from my nurse, I hurried home from a medical convention I’d been attending. At first glance, everything… Read More

Join Broward County Citi-Science -Water Quality Rain Harvesting Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know? South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida’s rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of… Read More

Our Landscaping Address

A New Address John Prine, or “The Singing Mailman”, is one of my favorite musicians. The Signing Mailman delivered mail during the day and played music at open mic nights in Chicago. In addition, my grandfather was a… Read More

The Ag Above Your Head

Florida’s Silviculture Take some time to listen to music this morning while tending your garden or while reading this post. Guy Clark inspired today’s blog post – he is one of my favorite musicians. Although his song, “Homegrown… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household’s total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical residential landscape plants… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will… Read More

Much Ado About Weeds

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds.  What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very long dry spell. … Read More