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Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Planting for Pollinators


June 29, 2021

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard can be a complicated place with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardeners, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators
Monarda punctata flower with bumble bee

Create A Pollinator’s Paradise


June 23, 2020

  When you hear the word "pollinator," what comes to mind? Honeybees? Butterflies? How about flies? Wasps? Hummingbirds? Bats? The diversity of pollinators is amazing. By using the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping in ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Reslilient Landscaping

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden


June 15, 2020

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah's Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening. In her book, she describes the way nature plants. There are no lines, or sharp angles; everything has a place and purpose. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bio-diversity, Birds, Butterflies, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Gentle Gardening, Native Plants, Pest Management, Plea For Chaos, Sustainability, Wildlife

Attracting Wildlife Can Beautify Your Yard


June 9, 2020

One of the easiest ways to attract wildlife is to plant flowers, shrubs and trees that birds and pollinators need for their species to survive. It’s easy to attract these beneficial guests to your yard or patio by selecting the right plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping For Wildlife, Wildlife

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

May is American Wetlands Month


May 22, 2020

While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don't forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month was founded ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Amphibians, Birds, Constructed Wetlands, Habitat, Reptiles, Wastewater Treatment, Water, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wetland, Yilin Zhuang

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