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2021 Urban Landscape Summit Returns in January


January 13, 2021

The popular Urban Landscape Summit returns in virtual format every Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., from January 20 until March 31. You can register through Zoom for all the sessions or just topics you are interested in. Make sure to scroll and select ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Landscape, Urban Landscape Summit, Water

Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly


January 10, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida's diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Butterflies, Florida, Florida Friendly Landscape, Nature Conservation
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Monarchs get all the love: How to increase butterfly diversity in your yard


January 4, 2021

When it comes to butterfly gardening, monarch butterflies seem to get all the love. Monarchs are the butterfly “homecoming queens”! They are drama queens, too, as they lead fascinating lives of intrigue, participating each year in a ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, Wildlife

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!


December 23, 2020

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn! ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biological Pest Control, BT, Caterpillars, Controlling Hornworms, Gardening, IPM, Solanum Sp., Sphinx Moth, Tomato Hornworm, Tomatoes, Vegetable Growing

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