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Webinar Series: Florida Arbor Day Celebration


January 5, 2021

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host a series of webinars about urban forestry and urban trees in celebration of Florida Arbor Day, the week of January 11, 2021. They will focus on trees and tree canopy in Polk County’s residential and ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Arbor Day, Community Forests, Florida Ecosystem, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Jschelb, Scarnevale, Urban Forests
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April is Water Conservation Month!


April 1, 2020

April is often very dry in terms of rainfall here is Central Florida. In an effort to help and encourage you to save water this month, below are some tips you can use to save water in the landscape. Maintain Your Irrigation System Many lawns ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkgardening, Water Conservation, Water Efficiently

What is that Fuzzy Caterpillar Falling from My Oak Tree?


March 25, 2020

Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.) Why the oak trees? Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Caterpillar, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Oak Tree, Polkgardening, Tussock Moth Caterpillar
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Horticulture Updates from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County


March 17, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pesticide Testing, Plant Clinic, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Workshops
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February Blooms in the Garden


February 25, 2019

Welcome to our Florida-Friendly Demonstration Garden! The garden is full of winter flowers this February. Below are pictures of the plants currently flowering at the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkgardening

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