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‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Alachua County

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise – one… 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

Tree-cycle: Recycle your Fall Leaves

Let the leaves be! If you have a tree in your landscape, tree-cycle your leaves as mulch or compost. This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practice will reduce the amount of waste that you generate while providing benefits to your landscape…. 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 Up Florida-Friendly

Now available through the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore Growing Up Florida-Friendly: A Kid’s Guide to the 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM. By Kim Pepitone Cottrell Illustrated by Evelyn Lavaughn Davis This colorful, easy-to-read book is the perfect way to… Read More

Gardens of the World: A Period of Darkness

A Dark Period of Time Everything outside the walls is wild and dangerous…The decline of the Roman empire led to the beginning of the Medieval Period or Middle Ages. Once Rome fell, western Europe was in chaos, there… Read More

Gardens of the World: Expanding Empires

Introduction An expanding civilization brought expanding empires with new ideas, cultures, and gardens. As civilization expanded, so did landscape and garden design. Throughout history, different cultures embodied themselves through landscape design but there is a clear influence by… Read More

Water Wednesday – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk… Read More