Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Water Wise Awards Program – Final call for 2018 entries!

Is your landscape “water-wise?”     If you live in the tri-county Tampa Bay area and answered “yes”  –   …your yard could be a winner!  But time to enter is running out ~ All entries must be received by… Read More

Wildflower, weed, … or groundcover?

Often, the question of “wildflower vs. weed” is a matter of location. I recently decided to test that concept with the native succulent “weed” Portulaca pilosa, a.k.a. pink purslane.     Trivia factoid #1 – One nickname for… Read More

Urban Horticulture | Florida Friendly Landscaping | Collier County Extension

Subscribe to the Green Gazette  The mission of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is to educate Floridians about science-based, environmentally friendly landscaping practices and to encourage them to conserve and protect our water resources by applying Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles… Read More

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Homeowners | Collier County Extension

Steps to Yard Recognition To receive Florida Yard & Neighborhoods recognition, your landscape: Must be free of invasive exotic plants. Meets the standards of the community in which they are located. Should be attractive to the general public. … Read More

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program | Commercial Properties and Community Associations | Collier County Extension

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program for Commercial Properties and Community Associations in Collier County The Community Associations Program is based on the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles.  The program offers on-site landscape evaluations to managers, officers and board members of community associations, and… Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Always put the “right plant” in the “right place!”

One of the core principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping is the notion of putting the “right plant” in the “right place.” So what does that really mean? Well, have you ever brought home a small plant from the… Read More