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Ways to water: Drip Irrigation


June 11, 2024

What is Drip Irrigation? Instead of showering plants with water from above, drip irrigation is a network of tubes, called drip lines or emitters, that release water slowly at the base of each plant. The Benefits of Drip Irrigation Cool, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Dade City, Drip Irrigation, Efficient Irrigation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Water, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Community Gardens in Pasco County: Get Involved


May 30, 2024

What is the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County community gardens program? The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Community Gardens Program originated in the low income communities of Dade City. This program was created by the interdepartmental relationship ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Dade City, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Food Safety, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Low-income Communities, Money, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables
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Landscape Design Workshop (lead by certified landscape architect)


May 28, 2024

Landscape Design Workshop Date Thursday, June 20th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Where UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) 2199 S Rock Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945 Lecture Dr. Gail Hansen is our guest speaker for this ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design Landscape, Design Workshop, Florida Friendly Landscape, Gardening, Home And Garden, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Plant Selection
various water features in Florida

Water Wednesday Recap: Is Xeriscaping for Florida?


May 23, 2024

Are you curious about xeriscaping and how we can establish it in the Sunshine State? This Water Wednesday, Jamielyn Daugherty, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Urban Forestry Agent in Sumter County gave us an overview of xeriscaping and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ecosystem, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Xeriscaping

The Value of Community Gardens: Physical Health Impact


May 23, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardening? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Food Safety, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthier, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Produce, Right Place, Right Plant, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree for your Edible Landscape


May 22, 2024

There are just some fruits that aren't locally available at grocery stores because of their short shelf life. The mulberry is one of them. The 'Dwarf Everbearing' mulberry is an excellent choice as a Florida-Friendly fruit tree for your edible ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Edible, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Landscaping, Tsilvasy
Rows of plants in nursery pots

How to Pick the Best Plants


May 22, 2024

So you’ve researched for weeks, and even consulted the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Plant Guide to figure out which plants should do best in your garden based on how much sun and water they’ll get.  Now you’re at the nursery faced with ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Duval, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Growing Plants, Landscaping, Master Gardeners, Plants, Right Plant Right Place, Selecting Plants
Picture of Phyla nodiflora with the three butterflies that host on it.

What Is That Lawn Ornament?! Frogfruit? Florida lawn of the future?


May 16, 2024

A handful of the "lawn ornaments" that will be featured in this blog series. Top row (left to right): sunshine powderpuff, perennial peanut, frogfruit, and daisy fleabane. Bottom row (left to right): manyflower pennywort, bay lobelia, Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes
Image of homes along pond with shoreline vegetation and trees.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ for New Residents


May 16, 2024

Welcome to Florida! As a new resident, you’ll soon discover that the Sunshine State has a unique climate and ecosystem that requires special considerations when it comes to landscaping. Whether you're looking to create a lush garden or a simple, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes, StarterKit

The Value of Community Gardens: Mental Health Impact


May 16, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardens? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Mental Health, Nutrition, Produce, Smart Irrigation, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

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