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Tag: pollinators

Crape Myrtle in It’s Natural Form

Crape myrtles are all around good tree selections for the landscape. When left in their more natural form with just a little selective pruning, crape myrtles can provide shade during our hot summer days. Learn the many qualities… Read More

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a “billboard” for insects… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have both female and… Read More

A hole-in-one for golf courses: more pollinators

From duffers to golf pros to casual fans, millions of people worldwide will watch the Master’s tournament April 8-11. As they do, it may come as a surprise to know that about half of the land at golf… Read More

Florida Friendly Demonstration Garden at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Types of Bees

Last blog, I talked about pollination and pollinator impact on crops grown throughout Florida. This blog, I am highlighting types of bees seen throughout Florida, both native and non-native. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees. There are… Read More

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed… Read More