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Growing Florida-friendly, with Sarasota County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

By Donna Alese Cooke Residential Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Over the past 15 years, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County have worked tirelessly on an endeavor close to their hearts: their annual plant sale…. Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… wicked wedelia

By Rita Dadzis Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, wedelia. Why do you? Wedelia is a beautiful plant, with a thick mat of green leaves and pretty, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom year-round. It’s an eye-catcher that… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… pothos: mild-mannered or monster?

By Ann Madden Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, that tropical look. Many homeowners want it, and often turn to the eye-catching pothos to create it. In doing so, they may unwittingly unleash a monster. Pothos is… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… sansevieria: invasive, nuisance, or reliable addition to the garden?

By Karen Pariser Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Remember your grandma’s impossible-to-kill parlor plant, the “mother-in-law’s tongue”? You might know it as “snake plant” or “viper’s bowstring” or even “African spear plant.” However you remember it, whatever… Read More

Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent

Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. The person responsible for leading that program serves a… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… composting

By Gail Hendrickson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member I like to cook and I like to eat a lot of fresh, locally grown vegetables. Consequently, I became a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) farm subscriber a couple years… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… fetterbush and other native plants

By Susan Hutson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles help us achieve beautiful, health lawns and landscapes that help to protect our natural resources rather than drain or otherwise damage them. And prominent among those… Read More

HORTICULTURE PUSHES FORWARD: IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING DURING COVID-19

M. Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; L. Felter, UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL; H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL; B. Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Tavares, FL; G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS… Read More

HORTICULTURE IN NINE MINUTES OR LESS

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation:  In March 2020, the beginning of COVID-19 required UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County to adapt in-person Horticulture programs.  Residents were quickly connected to and educated with virtual platforms such… Read More

YOUTH THRIVE THROUGH THE 4-H BERRY PROJECT

J. Perez, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL,  W.Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL, C. McCazzio, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Blueberry production in Florida has increased to encompass around 5,100 acres… Read More