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Purple rain, purple rain. All hail the Queen’s Wreath!


March 28, 2022

The Queen is dripping. The waterfall of purple flowers cascading over trellises and featured in spring selfies is known as Queen’s Wreath. This tropical vine commands attention. Wrapping and twining up a supporting structure, these sandpapery ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Color, FFL, Florida Friendly, Flower, Flowers, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscapes, Petrea, Pollinator, Pollinators, Pretty, Purple, Purple Flowers, Queen’s Wreath, Right Plant Right Place, Sandpaper Vine, Spring, Spring Flowers, Tolerant Plant, Tropical, Tropical Plant, Vine, Vines
Muhly grass, backlit by the warm glow of autumn sun

We need to hear from YOU!


October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Golden Raintree – They’re colorful BUT…


October 5, 2021

Each fall, Floridians are suddenly "wowed" by the sight of golden raintrees blooming along the roadsides. Vivid yellow flowers are followed by equally distinctive pink or peach-colored "paper lanterns."   (More on those "paper lanterns" ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: #FloridaFallColor, #invasivespecies, #RightPlantRightPlace, Fall, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowering Trees, Landscapes, Landscaping, Tree Safety, Wind Resistant Landscapes

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
Muhly grass, backlit by the warm glow of autumn sun

Take the pledge – Prevent “muhly mutilation!”


September 22, 2021

Public Service Announcement: YOU can help prevent "muhly mutilation!" Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin... ...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #FloridaFallColor, #RightPlantRightPlace, Best Practices, Design Tips, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, GI-BMP, Landscapes, Landscaping, Ornamental Grass, Pruning, Right Place, Right Plant, Seasonal, Seasonal Color

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides


January 25, 2021

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management should be aimed ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Cflandscapes, Chemical, Green Industry, Herbicides, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscapes, Landscaping, Mechanical, Mulch, Ocextension, Pesticides, Preemergence, Preemergent, Weed Control, Weeds

New UF/IFAS app to ID toxic plants


December 2, 2020

Some livestock, pets and even children occasionally nibble on poisonous plants, presenting a potential pitfall to the animals and youth. Now, a new, free app designed by UF/IFAS researchers and Extension faculty helps you identify toxic plants. Not ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agronomy, App, Brent Sellers, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Farms, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Identification, Landscapes, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Sandra Wilson, Toxic Plants

Gardens of the World: A Beginning Along a River


August 3, 2020

A Beginning Along a River Imagine yourself nomadically wandering a desert, constantly searching for your next meal and freshwater, when you suddenly come upon a vibrant river teeming with life. The river’s seasonal ebbs-and-flows formed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Design, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program, Gardening, Gardens, Gardens Of The World, Landscape Design, Landscapes, UF IFAS Extension

Summer Reading List


June 25, 2019

Looking for something fun to do this summer? There’s nothing like relaxing with a good book! This UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences selection of staff-recommended titles covers a wide variety of unique topics. So, whether you’re ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Book Recommendations, Books, Careers, Conservation, Dystopian Fiction, Education, Family, Fiction, Fitness, Health, Historical Fiction, History, Home Gardening, Industry, Landscapes, Life Science, Literature, Memoirs, Mystery, Non-fiction, Reading List, Recommended Reads, Sci-fi, Science Fiction, Scientific Investigation, Sustainability, Youth

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