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Online Resource for Water Conservation

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December 6, 2022

Splash into new online irrigation and landscape resources with the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension's Mobile Irrigation Lab site! This site is intended to serve as a resource hub for landscape, irrigation and water conservation information. ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Microirrigation, Mobile Irrigation Lab, Rebate Program, Water Conservation

Better with Butterflies: The Monarch

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November 12, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list. The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pollinator, Pollinators
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October 2022 Home Show Includes Seminar on What to Plant in Fall


October 19, 2022

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include a seminar on what to do and not to do during the fall in our North Florida lawns, landscapes and gardens. The Home ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Annuals, Bulbs, Fall Gardening, Gardening, Landscaping, Lawn Pests, Lawns, Perennials

Better With Butterflies- The Cabbage White

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October 3, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month, focusing on the cabbage white this October. Butterflies are harmless to other animals and ... READ MORE

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Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pesticide, Pollinator, Pollinators

Better with Butterflies: Buckeye

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September 6, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

The Silk Floss Tree


August 16, 2022

The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Cool Tree, Ethonobotany, Extension, FFL, Florida, Florida Tree, Flowering, Flowering Tree, Gardening Solutions, Hwooten, Interesting Plant, Landscape, Landscaping, Life Jacket, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Pink Flowers, Pollinator Plant, Rainforest, Right Place, Right Plant Right Place, Right Plnat, Spike, Spikey Trunk, Tree, Trees, Tropical, Tropical Tree, Useful, Useful Plant

Plant Sale- August 6th, 2022

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August 5, 2022

Many butterfly and pollinator plants will be available at the 2022 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30am to 12 noon. Consider the possibilities of developing a butterfly garden and attracting ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators

Wild About Florida Native Plants – Firebush

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August 1, 2022

Why am I "wild" about Florida native plants…….because they are the original settlers who came from all  over the world and found a home in Florida.  They decided that Florida was the perfect place to call home.  Native plants are a good ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native, Pollinator

UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits

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July 11, 2022

Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows. For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Grass, Homeowners, Irrigation, Knowledge, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Lawns, Norms, Plants, Replacment

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