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Florida’s Great Pumpkins

The Season for the Pumpkin The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin.  I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties.  There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have… Read More

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

September 16th is National Guacamole Day!  Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now? The Humble Avocado Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears.  Where I grew up, we… Read More

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad “Haircut” In recent… Read More

5 Salt Tolerant Native Plants for Coastal Florida

By Leslie N. Munroe with Yvonne Florian Land erosion is an issue all over the state of Florida because of our sandy soils and abundant rain.  The Indian River County Extension office receives numerous inquiries from our coastal… Read More

Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now

by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here.  Have you started your vegetable garden yet?  If your answer is, “no”, here are a few tips to help you on your… 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