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Fruit and Fruit Trees in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!


September 7, 2021

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples, and designing ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Banana, Citrus, Edible Gardening, Featured, Fruit Trees, Landscaping With Edibles, Peach Tree, Pineapple, Polkgardening
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Herbs: A Series of Helpful Fact Sheets


May 4, 2021

Herbs are popular plants for many reasons. They are fun to grow and eat, and are attractive in the landscape. We have developed a series of fact sheets that will help you select, grow, and use common herbs. Click on the links below to download ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Edible Gardening, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Herb Gardening, Herbs, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkmg

Gardening During the Pandemic: Finding a Refuge


October 12, 2020

Gardens have been associated with healing since ancient times, and people have long turned to gardens as places of refuge. During these current days of health, economic and other concerns, the need for healing and refuge is paramount. Sometimes ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Edible Gardening, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Pandemic, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Vegetable Gardening

Your Florida Garden in “Winter”


December 14, 2015

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter, even though we have had balmy weather lately. While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Cold Protection, Edible Gardening, Edibles, Florida Gardening, Freeze, Frost, Garden, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herb Gardening, Herbs, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Pruning, Shrub Pruning, Tree Pruning, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening, Watering, Winter Gardening

Planting in November


November 2, 2015

While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants. You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Bulbs, Edible Gardening, Gardening, Herbs, Lawn And Garden, Lawn And Garden Hot Topic, November Plants, Planting In Florida, Planting In November, Vegetables
Planting in September

Planting in September


September 8, 2015

While September marks the beginning of fall, the summer’s blistering temperatures may not drop for some time. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your area ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Bulbs, Edible Gardening, Fall, Gardening, Herbs, Lawn And Garden Hot Topic, Planting In Florida, Summer, Vegetables

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