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Cold Protection for Palms, Fruit Trees, Flowers and Vegetables


January 28, 2022

Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold. What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Cold, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Frost, Frost Cloth, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Orlando, Protection, Tsilvasy, Vegetable
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What does frost and freeze damage look like?


March 2, 2021

There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it? Frost and freeze can look very ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Cold Damage, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Freeze, Frost, Gardening, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg
rose bud and leaves with frost

Brrrr! How to Protect Plants from Frost or Freeze


November 30, 2020

Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall. While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain herbaceous, woody ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Advective Freeze, Covering Plants, Freeze, Frost, Protecting Plants, Radiational Freeze, Radiational Frost, Watering Plants Before Freeze

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection


November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter
Spring Pruning

Spring Cleaning in the Garden


February 13, 2018

For those of you like me waiting for spring to arrive, get excited because it’s just over a month away! The problem is, of course, that it is still winter which means we are not past the chance of a hard freeze hitting our already hard-hit ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Dormancy, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freeze, Frost, Garden, Landscape, Lawn, Ornamentals, Pre-Emergent, Shrubs, Spring Cleaning

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