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Gardening with Excel-lence

Jay Gould, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Previously the many benefits of maintaining your garden journal in Word were described. Using the outlining and table of contents functions your record keeping, information retrieval, and gardening experiences were enhanced. Now,… Read More

Florida Butterfly Gardening

Florida is home to nearly 200 species of butterflies. Attract butterflies to your garden by planting a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adult butterflies. Butterflies are entertaining to watch and help pollinate… Read More

What happened to FloridaYards.org?

If you’re reading this, you may have noticed a disturbance in the Florida-Friendly force… Yes, one of the original websites for Florida-Friendly Landscaping has disappeared from the interwebs.   Meanwhile, if you’ve visited some of the other FFL… Read More

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your… Read More

Saving Water in the Landscape in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you save water in the landscape and use irrigation more efficiently. Topics include microirrigation, setting your irrigation timer, irrigation repairs… Read More

From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues

Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In… Read More

Being Florida-Friendly™

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and lakes seem abundant…. Read More

Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with Native Coreopsis Flowers North Florida is bursting with blooms for Earth Day. The dazzling display of yellow Coreopsis flowers across fields and along roadways are complimenting the beautiful array of pink and purple native… Read More