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From The Garden Bench: Swamp Sunflower

A Native Fall Winner: Swamp Sunflower by: Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer As summer flowers fade, we still have many later blooming native plants to bring us color and provide food for wildlife. One that may not be… Read More

Summer Flowers in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan a beautiful summer garden of flowering plants. Topics include summer flowering annuals, perennials, wildflowers, and bulbs. (Click the… Read More

Florida Wildflower Foundation director on her Master Naturalist background

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This month, we’ve interviewed an exceptional Florida Master Naturalist, Lisa Roberts. A… 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

Signs of “springtime” in central Florida…

Signs of “springtime” in central Florida… If you’ve been a long-time reader of this blog, you already know that I love to highlight the unique changes of Florida’s seasons. “Springtime” in Florida is no exception. (Click here for… Read More

Lantana – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Lantana Lantana camara Lantana is a tricky plant in natural areas. There is a Florida native lantana, L. depressa, but unfortunately it is now considered endangered. Majority of lantana found in natural… Read More

Elderberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Elderberry Sambucus nigra (subsp.) canadensis Elderberry is a Florida native tree/shrub that is often found in wet, open spaces. From spring to fall Elderberry can be distinguished by its large, flat… Read More

Dandelion – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Dandelion Pyrrhopappus carolinianus This Florida native is a common plant found in natural areas, yards, cultivated gardens…pretty much everywhere! The dandelion is the only food source for a small bee (Hemihalicus… Read More

Skunk Vine – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Skunk Vine Paederia foetida Skunkvine is a woody vine that can reach lengths upwards of 30 feet. This thornless vine gets it common name ‘skunk vine’ from the characteristically foul odor… Read More