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Tips from the help desk-Trimming palms, April 2022


March 31, 2022

Trimming your palm tree and other tidbits by David Austin                                                                                                                          ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Highlands County, Master Gardener Volunteers
Blanket flower with bee on flower

Spring Festival of Flowers April 1, 2 & 3, 2022 in Milton, FL


March 29, 2022

The Spring Festival of Flowers will be held this weekend in Milton. It will be held at the UF/IFAS & Pensacola State College Milton Campus (5988 HWY 90 in Milton, FL). This festival features plant nurseries, UF Student Club plant sale, arts ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Arts & Crafts, Food, Plant Sale, Seminars, Spring Festival Of Flowers
image of a fertilizer applicator on a lawn

Professional Licensing/Certification for Fertilizer Applicators


March 29, 2022

Commercial fertilizer applicators in Florida must hold a Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (LUCFAC). The good news is that there are many ways to get the training needed! The statewide Green Industries Best Management ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Horticulture, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Water

Purple rain, purple rain. All hail the Queen’s Wreath!


March 28, 2022

The Queen is dripping. The waterfall of purple flowers cascading over trellises and featured in spring selfies is known as Queen’s Wreath. This tropical vine commands attention. Wrapping and twining up a supporting structure, these sandpapery ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Color, FFL, Florida Friendly, Flower, Flowers, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscapes, Petrea, Pollinator, Pollinators, Pretty, Purple, Purple Flowers, Queen’s Wreath, Right Plant Right Place, Sandpaper Vine, Spring, Spring Flowers, Tolerant Plant, Tropical, Tropical Plant, Vine, Vines
Beautiful Florida-Friendly salmon colored New guinea Impatiens contrast with blueish hued junipers in the foreground.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is what your yard needs


March 25, 2022

Reinventing landscaping Once upon a time, there was something called Xeriscaping and it was quite the rage. A great idea, it would create a low-maintenance yard that required less water and inputs. The problem was that it wasn't developed for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners

The High Plateau Coconut Palm: Push that Tropical Look Further North


March 25, 2022

  Much of gardening and landscaping in Florida revolves around the USDA climate zone realities of potential freezes or cold weather. People in the panhandle are of like cold-hardy avocadoes and . People in Central Florida yearn for ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture,
Tags: Cold Tolerant, Frost Tolerant, Hardy Palm, Madagascar, New Plant, Tropical, Underutilized, Zone 9

Florida Wildflower Lawns


March 24, 2022

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping program is full of progressive ideas on how to manage landscapes with less water, less pesticides, and more benefits to wildlife. One of these strategies is rethinking our lawns. With the increasing government ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Ecological, Environment, Fertilizer, Florida, Florida Friendly, Flower, Home Landscape, Lawn, Ocextension, Pollinator, Sustainable, Water, Wildflower

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