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Florida Native Plants Common to Jacksonville: the Florida poinsettia


May 23, 2022

When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Euphorbia Cyathophora, Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Fire-On-The-Mountain, John Poinsett, Painted-leaf, Poinsettias

National Endangered Species Day


May 19, 2022

National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022,  created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.     Florida Endangered list  Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endangered Species, Eva Pabon, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nature, Parks, Stormwater, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife

Incredible Edible Landscaping


May 19, 2022

Food for the taking Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s. Not many of us would be interested in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetable
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Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens


May 18, 2022

Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water
Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

Pollinator Plants, Plant Clinic & Farmer’s Market


May 16, 2022

If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you. First, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Farmer's Market, Fresh Produce, Lawns, Plant Diagnostics, Pollinator Plants, Seminar, Soil Testing, Weeds

Florida’s Native Flora & Fauna: Red Buckeye and Ruby-throated Hummingbird


May 13, 2022

Featuring some of Florida’s native flora (plant life) and fauna (animal life) so you can learn to recognize, appreciate, and protect native species.                                                             Aesculus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Landscaping, Native Plants, Pollinators, Special Topics, Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2022


May 13, 2022

Migratory Birds in Florida   Saturday, May 14, 2022, is the World Migratory Bird Day.  Created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 1993, it is a day to celebrate and learn about migratory birds. For more information you can visit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Eva Pabon, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Nature, Plants, UF IFAS Extension
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Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary


May 12, 2022

Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Communication, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale, UF_ISC

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