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In the Garden, We Grow: Can You Dig It?


June 29, 2022

Can You Dig It? My brothers and I love watching the movie, “The Warriors”. This 1979 film follows a gang in New York City as they try to escape from the Bronx to their home turf in Coney Island. One line, which is yelled by a character ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gardens, IntheGardenWeGrow, Nassau County, Vegetable Gardening

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

The Scoop on Microgreens


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Exactly Are Microgreens? Florida offers year round gardening, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Easy-to-grow, Gardening, Gardens, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Hydroponics, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Indoor Plants, Microgreens, Nutrition, Plant, Plants

CEU Series–Landscape University!


December 10, 2021

How do you encourage more good bugs in your landscapes? What kind of plants can thrive in shady areas? What is the deal with invasive species? Landscapes and waterways are connected? What services are available when the fungus is among us? This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Disease, FFL, Florida, Gardens, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, License, Pest, Pesticide License, Plants, Renewal, Samples

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)


October 17, 2021

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Nandina, Plants

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Lantana (Lantana camara)


October 3, 2021

Non-Native Lantana (Lantana camara) Lantana is an unbelievably common landscape plant, although, not all are invasive species. There are native and sterile non-native lantanas available at landscape nurseries. The non-native invasive Lantana ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, Landscapes

Gardens of the World: A Great American Tradition


March 1, 2021

An American Landscape Perspective Over the past couple of months, we explored the Gardens of the World. Our explorations together took us through time starting with the Egyptian gardens along the Nile River to Greece, Rome, Persia, Asia, and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, American Landscapes, Central Park, City Planning, Conservation, Design, Designed Spaces, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Gardens Of The World, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Olmsted, Parks, Thomas Jefferson
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Florida Friendly Demonstration Garden at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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February 23, 2021

Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Demonstration, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Gardens, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, Vegetable Gardening

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