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Category: Home Landscapes

How to Garden (or Not) on St. George Island, FL

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove   “I am not retiring in Min-ne-so-ta, just so you know,” is how my dearly departed wife (Diane) informed me that she had her eye on St. George Island, FL. … Read More

Plant This Not That: A New Resource for Residents & Professionals to Avoid Invasive Plants!

By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County Don’t wait, get your copy of this great resource from… Read More

IFAS Extension Bookstore News

Where is IFASBOOKS this weekend? Saturday, October 23, 8 am – 12 noon: Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Discovery Gardens UF/IFAS Extension Lake County 1951 Woodlea Rd Tavares, FL (352) 343-4101 lake@ifas.ufl.edu UF/IFAS Extension Lake County To Host… Read More

IFAS Extension Bookstore News

Where is IFASBOOKS this weekend? Saturday, October 23, 8 am – 12 noon: Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Discovery Gardens UF/IFAS Extension Lake County 1951 Woodlea Rd Tavares, FL (352) 343-4101 lake@ifas.ufl.edu UF/IFAS Extension Lake County To Host… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It reaches heights… Read More

Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I’ll be the first to admit – this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and… Read More

Indian River County Extension Peanut Butter Challenge 2021

By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agricultural Extension Agent III, The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year.  Unopened… Read More