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Master Gardener Volunteers Ready to Help in Fort Walton Beach


January 30, 2023

What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered? Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now. The main office for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics

2023 GI-BMP in Orange County


January 30, 2023

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. That means ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, GIBMP, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

Hangry Plants!


January 30, 2023

Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Carbon Dioxide, Cflandscapes, Cultural, Cultural Issues, Deficiencies, Deficiency, Diagnostics, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friend, Florida Friendly, Florida Man, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Hungry, Hungry Plant, Hwooten, Light, Npk, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Plants, Reading Plants, Recommendations, Soil, Soil Test, Water

Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.


January 28, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Gardening, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, IFASwater, Sources Of Water, Urban Environments, Urban Horticulture, Urban Tree Canopy, Water Conservation, Water Management, Water Quality

A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife
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Cold-Protection pro tips

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January 18, 2023

Tips from the Help Desk... Cold Protection Pro Tips by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Late December and early January brought the Heartland of Florida some unexpected colder-than-usual ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension

Water Hyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem? (Redux)


January 18, 2023

Water hyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a picturesque setting for any water garden. At least, that was the thought when these plants ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life

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