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Horticulture Workshops and Events in Clay County – March 2024

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March 1, 2024

March is a busy month for our horticultural programs as the gardens wake up and we get to work updating our demonstration areas at the office, answer the spring gardening questions of our communities, and go out to educate around the county. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Citrus, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulture Happy Hour, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Mixology, Pollinators

4/3/24 Fundamentals of Palms: Principles, Problems, and Potential–In Person in Orange Co.


February 22, 2024

BEWARE! AFTER THIS CLASS, YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT PALMS THE SAME AGAIN! Palms are popular plants that represent a slice of Florida paradise! There is a science to growing pretty palms that will thrive in Florida, from wild places to managed ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Lawn And Ornamental, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Cpo, Education, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardening Class, Hkalaman, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Lawn And Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Nutrient Deficiencies, Orlando Events, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Pa, Palm, Palm Diagnostics, Palm Fertilizer, Palm Problems, Palms, PCO, Planning, Plant Diseases, Plant Pests, Pruning, Right-of-Way, Row, Streetscape, Sustainable Landscaping

Cultivating Sustainable Bliss: Announcing the 2024 Orange County Garden Festival & Plant Sale!


February 20, 2024

The 2024 Garden Festival & Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 8:30am to 3pm at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, 32812. This year's theme, "Sustainable Garden Paradise," reflects our ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fundraiser, Garden, Garden Festival, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Events, Plant Sale, Plants, Trees, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
Street lined with blooming Red Kapoks.

Plants at Their Peak: Valentine Blossoms, Red Kapok Trees!

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February 14, 2024

Around Valentine's Day in tropical regions around the world, nature offers a breathtaking spectacle in the form of the Red Kapok tree (scientifically known as Bombax ceiba) exploding into vibrant springtime blooms. This majestic tree, nonnative ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pgm_HortRes

Bugs and Kisses: Spreading Love for Beneficials in the Landscape

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February 6, 2024

'Tis the season of love, and amidst the heart hoopla, I am spreading my enduring affection for one of my favorite group of organisms: Bugs! But, before you cringe at the thought of all bugs as being pests, ravaging  your roses or zesting your ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Agriculture, Beneficials, Biocontrol, Brevard County, Bugs, Horticulture, Insects, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, Lawns, Love, Natural Enemies, Ornaental Plants, Pest Management, Pests, Turf, Turfgrass, Valentine’s

Growing Together: Orange Co Master Gardener Volunteer 2023 Highlights


February 2, 2024

UF/IFAS Extension owes much of its success in community outreach and horticulture education to the invaluable contributions of the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program. From providing assistance in the Plant Clinic to conducting classes countywide, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Community Outreach, Garden, Garden Festival, Garden Festival And Plant Sale, Gardening, Gardening Workshops, Landscape, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, New Vegetable Gardener, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Garden, Orange County Gardening, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orange County Plant Clinic, Orlando Garden Festival, Orlando Gardening, Plant Clinic, Plant Sale, Plants, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Volunteer Impact, VolunteerImpact, Volunteers
Field of Bidens alba!

What Is That Lawn Ornament? Florida’s Best Wildflower?! Butterfly Needles!

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February 1, 2024

A handful of the "lawn ornaments" that will be featured in this blog series. Top row (left to right): sunshine mimosa, perennial peanut, frogfruit, and fleabane. Bottom row (left to right): pennywort, Lobelia, Florida snow, and blue-eyed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Pgm_HortRes

Horticulture Workshops and Events- February 2024

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January 31, 2024

In February, the UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners and Horticulture Agent have plenty of opportunities for you to learn and increase your gardening skills! Here are some upcoming classes and events. UF/IFAS Extension Clay County ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Clay County, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulture Happy Hour, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Workshop

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