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blooming burgundy bromeliad in the morning sun

Beautiful Bromeliads and Mischievous Mosquitoes

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June 26, 2020

In January, 2016, I moved back to Florida from another southern state. It was great to see familiar plants and to be able to go to the beach again.I love the dizzying varieties of beautiful bromeliads, but could definitely live without the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aechmea, Anana, Bacillus Thuringiensis, Billbergia, Bromeliads, BT, Color In The Landscape, Florida Mosquitoes, Guzmania, Mosquito Control, Neoregelia, Preventing Mosquito Breeding, Shade Gardening
Monarda punctata flower with bumble bee

Create A Pollinator’s Paradise

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June 23, 2020

  When you hear the word "pollinator," what comes to mind? Honeybees? Butterflies? How about flies? Wasps? Hummingbirds? Bats? The diversity of pollinators is amazing. By using the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping in ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Reslilient Landscaping

Diversify the Landscape: Landscape Shrubbery


June 22, 2020

A Shrubbery! Fill your landscapes with diversity! Our vibrant landscapes should exude a mix of different groundcovers, perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees. Landscapes provide tremendous value when we diversify the landscape. In the “Diversify ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Diversify The Landscape, Environment, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden Ideas, Gardening, Landscape, Landscape Design, Plant Selection, Plants, Shrubs, UF IFAS Extension

Mindfully Gardening

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June 18, 2020

Its about being all around healthy I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Experience, Gardening, Mindful, Mindfulness, Senses, Stress Reduction, Victory2020 Garden, Youth

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