Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Controlling insects naturally

Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might… Read More

Saving our feathered friends from window collisions

Have you ever heard that sickening thud as a bird hits your house or office window? Environment Canada ranked window collisions as the second-highest direct human cause of bird deaths in Canada, behind only habitat loss. They estimated that… Read More

Seven Gardening Hacks for 2019

From apples to figs, beans to zinnia, gardeners in North Florida face a number of challenges. Join us [no soil required] as we dig into the science of gardening in sandy soils.  Meeting 2-3:30 pm. Friday; September 20,… Read More

Gardening Workshops Saturday, September 21st: Fall Vegetable Gardening and Rose Propagation

Two Same Day Workshops: Choose one or both Sustainable Rose Gardening and Propagation Saturday September 21st, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm CDT Learn how to grow roses adapted to Florida’s climate, using Florida Friendly Landscaping techniques. You will also learn how… Read More

Back the Blue – A Community’s Generosity

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping project at Gilchrist County Sheriff office is one that honors the fallen, appreciates the living and is borne of a desire to make a positive difference. Nature Coast Master Gardener, Christine H., felt something could be… Read More

Back the Blue – A Community’s Generosity

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping project at Gilchrist County Sheriff office is one that honors the fallen, appreciates the living and is borne of a desire to make a positive difference. Nature Coast Master Gardener, Christine H., felt something could be… Read More

Grow this native, salt-tolerant palm near the coast

By Ralph E. Mitchell Native plants that are ornamental, highly drought-tolerant and even salt-tolerant in the palm category are something all coastal landscapers are looking for.  Enter the Florida thatch palm – a beautiful, slow-growing classy palm that… Read More

The end is near…

  Whether you call it Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint, or Monarda punctata, the blooming of this native wildflower is a reliable signal that the end* is near. (*…of summer) Each year, as children are heading back to school,… Read More

Hurricanes and the Resilient Landscape

A Landscape Built for Hurricanes Starts with Design and Maintenance The billowing winds are afoot. We officially entered hurricane season June 1, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center states the peak of hurricane… Read More