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Mulch Options for the Home Landscape


March 29, 2022

Mulch can add the finishing touch to your landscape. With so many options out there, how can you pick what works best for you? Are some mulch options better than others? There are two broad categories of mulch: organic and inorganic. Organic ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Colored Mulch, Cypress Mulch, Dyed Mulch, Inorganic Mulch, Melaleuca Mulch, Mulch, Organic Mulch, Pine Park Mulch, Pine Straw Mulch, Rubber Mulch, Utility Mulch
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Spring Festival of Flowers April 1, 2 & 3, 2022 in Milton, FL


March 29, 2022

The Spring Festival of Flowers will be held this weekend in Milton. It will be held at the UF/IFAS & Pensacola State College Milton Campus (5988 HWY 90 in Milton, FL). This festival features plant nurseries, UF Student Club plant sale, arts ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Arts & Crafts, Food, Plant Sale, Seminars, Spring Festival Of Flowers
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Professional Licensing/Certification for Fertilizer Applicators


March 29, 2022

Commercial fertilizer applicators in Florida must hold a Limited Urban Commercial Fertilizer Applicator Certificate (LUCFAC). The good news is that there are many ways to get the training needed! The statewide Green Industries Best Management ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Horticulture, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Water

Purple rain, purple rain. All hail the Queen’s Wreath!


March 28, 2022

The Queen is dripping. The waterfall of purple flowers cascading over trellises and featured in spring selfies is known as Queen’s Wreath. This tropical vine commands attention. Wrapping and twining up a supporting structure, these sandpapery ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Color, FFL, Florida Friendly, Flower, Flowers, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscapes, Petrea, Pollinator, Pollinators, Pretty, Purple, Purple Flowers, Queen’s Wreath, Right Plant Right Place, Sandpaper Vine, Spring, Spring Flowers, Tolerant Plant, Tropical, Tropical Plant, Vine, Vines

Floral Fables: The Water’s Edge


March 28, 2022

Introduction Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite books growing up. His story chronicled the adventures of Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger. Grahame’s descriptions throughout the book show a romantic image of nature and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Floral Fables, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nassau County, Protect The Waterfront, Water
Beautiful Florida-Friendly salmon colored New guinea Impatiens contrast with blueish hued junipers in the foreground.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is what your yard needs


March 25, 2022

Reinventing landscaping Once upon a time, there was something called Xeriscaping and it was quite the rage. A great idea, it would create a low-maintenance yard that required less water and inputs. The problem was that it wasn't developed for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners

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