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Tag: 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

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown Orlando, with an estimated one… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… lantana, the beauty that IS a beast

By Karen Clark Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Lantana checks off all the boxes that make a plant popular. Colorful? Check. Drought tolerance? Check. Handles sandy, salty “soil”? Check. Holds up to direct sunlight? Check. So, what’s… Read More

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout Florida. The goal of the series… Read More