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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Good job Polk County Residents! An Earth Day Message of Hope

Earth Day is always a great time to focus on Florida’s environmental health.  It can be discouraging to read about declining water quality, disappearing natural habitat and other problems facing our irreplaceable natural resources.  Ready to hear some… Read More

April showers…?

What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”   Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won’t go away. Too often, the phrase “drought-tolerant” immediately conjures up… Read More

Our Landscapes in the Watershed

Where Do You Live? Where do you live? Think about that for a moment – it is a rather easy question to answer. I commonly ask this question at different programs. Most of the time I get responses… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Exploration Gardens

The 4 acre demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, visual planting displays emphasizing low maintenance Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles and locally recommended plant varieties. Urban… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More