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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Wildflower, weed, … or groundcover?

Often, the question of “wildflower vs. weed” is a matter of location. I recently decided to test that concept with the native succulent “weed” Portulaca pilosa, a.k.a. pink purslane.     Trivia factoid #1 – One nickname for… Read More

Landscape Hurricane Preparedness! Are You Ready?

Hurricane Season begins June 1st and many are still putting the pieces back together from Irma. So what does landscape hurricane preparedness mean? Address the Hazards Hurricane Irma created a lot of damage to our mature tree canopy… Read More

What’s Flowering in February?

This February had been warm with lots of blooms. Check out the flowering plants featured at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden. Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a Florida native. This vine blooms in late… Read More