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The Atala Steppingstone Project

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July 15, 2021

Once thought extinct, the rare Florida atala butterfly was rediscovered and can thrive with a little help from Florida residents. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the Manatee Observation and Education Center, Heathcote Botanical Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Botanical Garden, Butterfly, Heathcote, Manatee Center

2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale

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July 12, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners host their annual plant sale Saturday August 7, 2021 from 7:30 am to noon outside at the Extension Office 2463 SR-16 West in Green Cove Springs (next to the Fairgrounds). Free parking and cash/ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Sale

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!


July 8, 2021

Trees are one of a homeowner's most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills. They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees mitigate climate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Ed Gilman, Proper Pruning Techniques, Pruning, Storm Preparedness, Storm Season, Structural Pruning, Tree Trimming, Trees

Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law


July 6, 2021

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut off device. This ensures that you are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, FFL, Florida Freindly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hwooten, Irrigation, Irrigation Shut Off, Landscape, Law, Rain, Rain Sensor, Rain Shut-off, Rainy Season, Save Water, Sensor, Shut Off, Water Wise
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Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

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July 2, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs of Your Irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Irrigation, Landscape Hurricane Prep, Plant Disease, Polkgardening, Rain Barrels, Rainy Season, Water Efficiently, Weeds
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Summer Flowers in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series

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July 2, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan a beautiful summer garden of flowering plants. Topics include summer flowering annuals, perennials, wildflowers, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Annuals, Bulbs, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Perennials, Polkgardening, Summer Flowers, Wildflowers

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