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Tag: Florida-Friendly plants

Gardening tasks during a time of social distancing

It can be hard to think of things to do when social distancing, but remember, you can still be alone (or with your family) while outside! There are plenty of things you can do in your own yard… Read More

Horticulture Updates from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Updates from the Horticulture Programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County We will continue to update this page with the latest information related to the gardening and landscaping programming at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.   Plant Clinic If you… Read More

Alternatives to the Normal Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone this Valentine’s Day? If you traditionally grab a bouquet of roses, or a potted plant from the local store, think outside the box this year and try one of… Read More

Spring Cleaning in the Florida-Friendly Landscape

Spring is a good time to clean up, plan and prep your landscape for planting.  Even though we don’t experience winter in the same way they do “up north”, plants may be damaged and there is still work… Read More

Your Florida-Friendly Landscaping Resolutions for 2020

News articles continue to identify the many challenges Florida faces in protecting our valuable and often fragile natural environment; challenges that range from the loss of natural habitats to growing stresses on the quality and quantity of our… Read More

Fall Blooms in the Garden: All the Warm and Fuzzy Colors!

Well the temperatures have only slightly cooled, but the day lengths are definitely getting shorter. Don’t worry, the fall colors of central Florida have arrived! As we get ready to turn the clock back, check out some of… Read More

Create your own native plant garden—in containers!

Did you know you can create a small habitat of Florida’s native plants – even if you live in a patio home, apartment or condo? By planting native plants in containers, you too can enjoy the presence of… Read More

What’s Flowering in February?

This February had been warm with lots of blooms. Check out the flowering plants featured at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden. Yellow Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a Florida native. This vine blooms in late… Read More