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Tag: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Gardening During the Pandemic: Finding a Refuge

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. … Read More

Caladiums: Big Color for Shady Gardens

Caladiums are tuber plants in the Araceae family, which are best known for their fabulous foliage.  Even if you have what is construed to be a “brown thumb”, you will be pleasantly surprised at the ease of the… Read More

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is long-stalked phyllanthus (Phyllanthus tenellus). Long-stalked phyllanthus is native… Read More

UF Recognizes NE District Master Gardener Volunteers

Congratulations! UF’s NE District Master Gardener volunteers receive service awards. Wendy Wilbur, State MG Coordinator and co-host Alicia Lamborn, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County, elaborated on the accomplishments of Master Gardener volunteers (MGV), Friday, September 18th. Wendy specifically thanked… Read More

UF Recognizes NE District Master Gardener Volunteers

Congratulations! UF’s NE District Master Gardener volunteers receive service awards. Wendy Wilbur, State MG Coordinator and co-host Alicia Lamborn, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County, elaborated on the accomplishments of Master Gardener volunteers (MGV), Friday, September 18th. Wendy specifically thanked… Read More

Gardens of the World: Chinese and Japanese Gardens

With Nature, Not Without Once I was walking along a winding trail within a park that was surrounded by blossoming trees. As I strolled along the trail, I could hear chirping birds, rustling leaves, and a calm breeze…. Read More

Brahminy Blind Snake

Perhaps while working in your yard you have come across an animal that looked very much like an earthworm… but not quite… have you considered it might be a snake?  Next time, take another look.  If it is… Read More

Gardens of the World: Renaissance Gardens

The Emerging Renaissance – Nature and Art Europe erupted from a period of darkness into the Renaissance. Known for art, architecture, technology, and literature, the Renaissance brought about a wave of cultural development. When we think of the… Read More

Growing A Green Thumb; Container Basics

Spruce up a window sill, table top or porch with potted plants. Containers are portable and provide an instant fix to problem areas. DIY with container combinations of edible and flowering annuals (single season) and perennials (live more… Read More