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Raining Fall Color

Raining Fall Color It is fall in southwest Florida. Pumpkins have arrived on doorsteps and jackets are emerging from the depths of closets to meet the chill of early morning. Marking the turn of the seasons in Florida… Read More

Purple Power: The Extraordinary Eggplant

Eggplant is generally underappreciated and underused in the American diet. It’s too bad; this versatile, very low-calorie vegetable can be used in a wide variety of delicious recipes. Eggplant is also packed with powerful antioxidants like nasunin that… Read More

Ways to BEE in our community

Interested in connecting with your local community and BEEing more environmentally friendly? Keen on supporting pollinators or tapping into some of our many Extension resources on gardening or sustainability? Read on for ways to “BEE” connected on these… Read More

Fall Seed Sale – Local Pick Up Only

Just in time for your fall gardens, the Master Gardeners are pleased to present seeds for this upcoming season. Now is also an excellent time to scatter/plant native flowers and other cool-living varieties, so don’t forget your pollinator… Read More

Easy tips for propagating plants

Plant Collectors Many gardeners love to collect plants. Many of you have pinched stems off a plant when no one was looking! You know who you are!  My Mother was one of those people. If she was at… Read More

Celebrate National Guacamole Day with 4-H!

September 16 is National Guacamole Day but avocados can be used as part of a healthy diet for your family throughout the year in a number of ways.   There are actually entire restaurants based on building a menu… Read More

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) •… Read More