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Easy drip irrigation system repairs


May 25, 2022

Drip, or micro-irrigation, is a great choice for landscape beds. It is at least 70% more water-efficient than a traditional sprinkler system, and it provides water directly to the plant instead of applying spray in a "one size fits all" pattern. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: Drip, Grass, Home_irrigation_tips, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Maintenance, Microirrigation, Pgm_Water, Turf
florida native plant in jacksonville

Florida Native Plants Common to Jacksonville: the Florida poinsettia


May 23, 2022

When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Euphorbia Cyathophora, Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Fire-On-The-Mountain, John Poinsett, Painted-leaf, Poinsettias

National Endangered Species Day


May 19, 2022

National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022,  created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.     Florida Endangered list  Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Endangered Species, Eva Pabon, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nature, Parks, Stormwater, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife

Incredible Edible Landscaping


May 19, 2022

Food for the taking Have you ever eaten a pine tree? Many parts are edible. Those supposedly were the famous words of world-renowned food forager, Euell Gibbons, on a grape-nuts commercial in the ’70s. Not many of us would be interested in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetable

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