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How to Grow a Forest – My 25 Year Experiment


April 21, 2022

Why make a forest? I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college.  Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers.  South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bird Habitat, Climate Change Solutions, Earth Day, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Low Maintenance, Making A Forest, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant More Trees, Planting A Forest, Recipe For A Forest, Urban Forest

Provide for Wildlife-The Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly


February 24, 2022

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. If you want to have bees, butterflies, birds, and more visit your garden, you must support ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Welcome, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Butterflies, Cloudless Sulphur, Conservation, Extension, Featured, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Life Cycles, Native Plants, Special Topics, Twitter @UF_IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Environments, Urban Gardening, Urban Horticulture

It’s Easy as One, Two, Three. (So, Don’t Do This To Your Trees!)


February 17, 2022

Tree pruning is both science and art. I became interested in tree pruning via the art of bonsai.  In bonsai (which literally means, "tree in a pot",  I became aware that there was a right and wrong way to prune.  Years later, while becoming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Broward Extension Tree Trimming Training, Commhortbroward.eventbrite.com, Ed Gilman, How To Prune A Tree, Pruning, Structural Pruning, Three Step Cut, Tree Care, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimming, Trees

Some Like it Short


December 21, 2021

What is a solstice? December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year. After this, each following day will be longer than the previous one. This will go on until the days are of equal length. When days are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Dombeya, Equinox, Jacquemontia, Long Day, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Photoperiodism, Poinsettia, Short Day, Solstice

Join Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Class 2022


December 19, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County? Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers? Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife
Tags: Ambassadors, Broward, Broward County, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Master Gardener Program, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?


November 30, 2021

The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Establishing Sod, FFL, Newsletter, Sod, Swales, Turf

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary


October 21, 2021

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. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward, Broward 4-H, Broward Parks, Butterfly, Conservation, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Gulf Fritillary, Life Cycle, Master Gardener Program, Nature Conservation, Parks, Provide For Wildlife, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners

Join Broward County Citi-Science -Water Quality Rain Harvesting Project


September 27, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know? South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida's rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of South Florida ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, Edible Landscaping, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Food Safety, Gallons Of Water, Rainbarrels, Safe Water, Stormwater Management, Vegetables, Water Quality

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs


September 16, 2021

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success. Here's how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation. Root ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arboriculture, Field Grown, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Relocating Trees, Root Pruning, Transplanting

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments


August 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household's total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical residential landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Broward, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Invasive Species, Right Place Right Plant, Stormwater Management, UF IFAS Water Agents, Urban Area, Urban Environments

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