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Maryland Goldenaster – Chryopsis mariana

Maryland Goldenaster (Chryopsis mariana) is a Florida native perennial.  It is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10, with zones 8-10 in Florida.  While you may have observed this goldenaster in the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Demonstration… Read More

5 Salt Tolerant Native Plants for Coastal Florida

By Leslie N. Munroe with Yvonne Florian Land erosion is an issue all over the state of Florida because of our sandy soils and abundant rain.  The Indian River County Extension office receives numerous inquiries from our coastal… 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

2021 Sustainable Urban Food Production Short-Course

Join us for this years Sustainable Urban Food Production Online Short-Course starting September 20th, 2021. Participants will gain a better understanding of the social and environmental benefits of urban agriculture, diversified urban food production methods for vegetables and… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will… Read More

The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which… Read More

What happened to FloridaYards.org?

If you’re reading this, you may have noticed a disturbance in the Florida-Friendly force… Yes, one of the original websites for Florida-Friendly Landscaping has disappeared from the interwebs.   Meanwhile, if you’ve visited some of the other FFL… Read More