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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

Problems With High pH?

Is your landscape lacking vigor, everything looking a little pale, new growth looking kind of sad? Avoid issues with high pH soils. Test the soil before designing the landscape or purchasing and installing the plants. The best solution… Read More

Gardens of the World: Chinese and Japanese Gardens

With Nature, Not Without Once I was walking along a winding trail within a park that was surrounded by blossoming trees. As I strolled along the trail, I could hear chirping birds, rustling leaves, and a calm breeze…. Read More

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape…. Read More

Gardens of the World: Renaissance Gardens

The Emerging Renaissance – Nature and Art Europe erupted from a period of darkness into the Renaissance. Known for art, architecture, technology, and literature, the Renaissance brought about a wave of cultural development. When we think of the… Read More

Garden Guide and Journal Available for Sale

How do you plan your garden and landscape for the upcoming season? Do you need a place to refer to for monthly tips and to record garden successes (and failures)? The Your Polk Yard, a 12-Month Garden Guide… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More