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Nature Helps Nurture the Soul

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May 17, 2023

Did you know that being outside and spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety? Connecting with the world outside has also been linked to uplifting overall mood and feelings of happiness. With that being said, have you visited our ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Animals, Exploration Gardens, Flowers, Mental Health, Nature, Ocextension, Outside, Stress, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Putting a Little Lipstick on our Pig – Annual Ryegrass

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February 17, 2023

After two hurricanes that brought an incredible amount of water, coupled with the freeze in early 2023, our permanent bahiagrass looked brown and gnarly. It was a perfect time to put some lipstick on our pig. We decided to compare the bahiagrass ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahaigrass, Cool Season Grass, Exploration Gardens, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, Ryegrass

Citrus in the Home Landscape Research Project

November 1, 2022

Citrus in Florida Citrus is one of the most vital industries to Florida Agriculture. Unfortunately, over the past few decades, the citrus industry has battled many pests and pathogens that have taken its toll on production. While many new tools ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus In The Home Landscape, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Fruits And Vegetables, HLB, Master Gardener, Ocextension, Orange County, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
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Cold Protection for Landscape Plants — After the Event

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December 11, 2020

Many of us know what to do to protect our landscape plants before a cold event by the instructions you get from the Certified Meteorologists at your local television station. Usually we will water the plants well, both in-ground plants and containerized ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Cold Protection, Exploration Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Plants
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New Vegetable Gardener — Greens in the Cool Season Garden

November 24, 2020

Greens are a mainstay in the Florida Cool Season garden. Leafy greens are nutritious as well as bountiful in a well maintained vegetable garden. When harvested and prepared properly in the kitchen, they make many excellent and interesting side ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exercise, Exploration Gardens, New Vegetable Gardener, Nutrition, Vegetable Gardening

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Exploration Gardens

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March 31, 2019

The 4 acre demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, visual planting displays emphasizing low maintenance Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Exploration Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hydroponics, Ocextension, Orange County

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