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How to Grow a Forest – My 25 Year Experiment


April 21, 2022

Why make a forest? I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college.  Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers.  South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bird Habitat, Climate Change Solutions, Earth Day, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Low Maintenance, Making A Forest, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant More Trees, Planting A Forest, Recipe For A Forest, Urban Forest

Floral Fables: Carnivorous Plants


April 4, 2022

A Wizarding World's Snarling Trap “’Stop moving!’ Hermione ordered them. ‘I know what this is – it’s Devil’s Snare!’” When reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone years ago, I loved the imagery of this chapter because ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Carnivorous, Carnivorous Plants, FFL, Floral Fables, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Provide for Wildlife-The Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly


February 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. If you want to have bees, butterflies, birds, and more visit your garden, you must support ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Butterflies, Cloudless Sulphur, Conservation, Extension, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Life Cycles, Native Plants, Special Topics, Twitter @UF_IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Environments, Urban Gardening, Urban Horticulture

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?


November 24, 2021

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida's wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gravel, Groundcover, Ocextension, Rock Yard, Rocks, Stones, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternatives

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)


October 17, 2021

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Nandina, Plants

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)


October 15, 2021

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 unique ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, IPM, Mimosa, Mimosa Silk Tree

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta)


October 9, 2021

Wild Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Unlike other invasive plants introduced for their ornamental quality, Wild Taro appeared as a potential crop substitute. The U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced it in hopes to develop a substitute for potatoes, ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Established, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Nassau County, Wild Taro

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers


October 1, 2021

The Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers "It started - for me, it started last Thursday, in response to an urgent message from my nurse, I hurried home from a medical convention I'd been attending. At first glance, everything looked the same. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Established, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Horticulture, IFAS Assessment, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive Species, Invasives, Non Native, Plants

Join Broward County Citi-Science -Water Quality Rain Harvesting Project


September 27, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know? South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida's rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of South Florida ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Edible Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Food Safety, Gallons Of Water, IFASwater, Rainbarrels, Safe Water, Stormwater Management, Vegetables, Water Quality

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