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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

What are some common invasive weeds in urban areas? Weed Wrangle© Week

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County  What are some commonly encountered invasive weeds in urban areas and what should I know about them?  Land managers use pesticides to eradicate established invasives, so avoiding these species not only… Read More

Cold Weather Alert! Protecting Cold Sensitive Plants

What do the different cold alerts issued by the National Weather Service actually mean to homeowners? Frost advisories are given when temperatures expect to fall between 36 degrees to about 32 degrees. This usually occurs as a short… Read More

Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training!  Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns… Read More

Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty… Read More

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed… Read More

Gardens of the World: The Capable Garden of Lancelot Brown

The New English Landscape The Gardens of the World Series sent us on a global romp of changing garden influences throughout history. Each period and culture visited exhibits its own unique characteristics. During these periods there are notable… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Composting for a Waterwise Landscape

Composting reduces your water use, improves your soil health, and decreases your overall environmental impact. Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Orange County, Tia Silvasy, discussed how to turn kitchen and garden “waste” into resources to… Read More

Prune Grass with Class

Ornamental grasses have a dramatic disposition in the landscape, but they are pretty low fuss in reality. Ornamental grasses dance distinctly through the seasons, verdant to flowery to desiccate. Each look signals the seasons. Late winter to early… Read More