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Downtown Orlando garden receives a Florida-Friendly makeover

On Wednesday, the downtown garden at the Orange County Administration building received a makeover. The new installment includes more than 17 species of native plants that will boost pollinator visits to the site and increase biodiversity. “The garden… Read More

Take-all root rot, whether you like it or not!

If you have had issues with declining turf during the Summer and early Fall, it could be take-all!  Take-all root rot loves to come out to play in the hot, wet Florida Summers and early Fall. Take-all root… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… sansevieria: invasive, nuisance, or reliable addition to the garden?

By Karen Pariser Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Remember your grandma’s impossible-to-kill parlor plant, the “mother-in-law’s tongue”? You might know it as “snake plant” or “viper’s bowstring” or even “African spear plant.” However you remember it, whatever… Read More

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat… Read More

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

BRADENTON, Fla. — Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites that are not… Read More

DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa

Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You’ll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric. What is hypertufa? a mixture of portand cement and aggregates. Fabric is saturated with… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you” to the folks… Read More