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Gardening for the Whole Family

April 1, 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green Well, most of us are sheltering at home these days. The children are in a new school environment learning online, and we adults are also in a new environment working from home. Having to learn ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Garden, Growing, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

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April 1, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly

The Garden Awaits: April Gardening in Alachua County

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April 1, 2020

April is Almost Here Bees are buzzing, flowers blooming, and many plants are awaking from their winter-time slumber. Although many of us are cooped-up and getting a little stir-crazy, the garden awaits. Gardening is one of our most powerful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fruits, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Landscape, Landscape Management, Management, Plant Selection, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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Growing a Green Thumb; Turf Grass Soil Sampling

March 23, 2020

How to obtain a composite soil sample for Florida's warm season turf grass. STEP 1. Make a composite sample. STEP 2. Click HERE to download and print Landscape and Vegetable Garden Test Form and complete. Crop codes for lawns are on reverse. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Growing A Green Thumb, Levy County, Turf, Turfgrass

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