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Nature’s Best Hope

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November 23, 2022

Nature's Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard As the year draws to a close, and we start thinking about the holidays and gift giving, consider this book, by Douglas W. Tallamy.  If you are a nature lover, environmentalist, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, , Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Doug Tallamy, FFL, Gardening, Nature, Newsletter, Wildlife Gardening

Queen and Washingtonia Palms are Under Attack


November 22, 2022

The culprit is a fungus known as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. palmarum We continue to lose many Queen and Washingtonia palms in residential and commercial properties all over South Florida.  According to University of Florida IFAS Extension, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Fusarium Oxysporum, Palm Diseases, Queen Palm, Washingtonia Palm

Sustainable Development Goals and One Health: SDG 7


November 17, 2022

After a short pause, we're back with another post in our special series about SDGs and One Health. This week, our resident researcher Costanza Manes will take a closer look at SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. This is especially relevant ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources
Tags: Clean Energy, Climate Change, COP27, Egypt, Interdisciplinarity, One Health, Solar, Sustainable Development Goals, Wind

Better with Butterflies: The Monarch

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November 12, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list. The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pollinator, Pollinators

Starting over from scratch – the Florida-friendly landscaping™ way!

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November 10, 2022

Post-hurricane our landscapes are blank canvases awaiting renewal and reinvigoration.  What better time to explore the Florida- Friendly Landscaping™ manner of gardening!   Our yards are merely small models of the outside environment.  ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Low Maintenance, Natural Environment

A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents

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November 8, 2022

Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Home Landscapes, Homeowner Resources, Irrigation, Save Water, Water Conservaton

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