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Florida’s Native Flora & Fauna: Red Buckeye and Ruby-throated Hummingbird


May 13, 2022

Featuring some of Florida’s native flora (plant life) and fauna (animal life) so you can learn to recognize, appreciate, and protect native species.                                                             Aesculus ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Landscaping, Native Plants, Pollinators, Special Topics, Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat

Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail


May 9, 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, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail. This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Moth, Swallowtail

2022 Community Water Wise Awards: Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out!


May 5, 2022

By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.   The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Water, Water Wise

Better with Butterflies The Cloudless Sulphur


April 21, 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. This month I want to talk about how and what butterflies eat. With very few exceptions butterflies ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Buttefly, Butterflies, Caterpillar, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

Better with Butterflies: The Giant Swallowtail


March 4, 2022

Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Florida Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Swallowtail

UF study shows homeowners less likely to adopt impactful water conservation measures


March 2, 2022

The average American family uses 320 gallons of water daily, about 30 percent of which is devoted to outdoor uses. University of Florida researchers are trying to lower both numbers. But Laura Warner and John Diaz, faculty members in the ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Conservation, Impactful Behaviors, Irrigation, John Diaz, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Plants, Smart-irrigation Controllers, Social Marketing, Water

Herb Stories: Basil in Winter


February 11, 2022

In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators
Fresh fruit and vegetables

Webinar recording – Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping


January 20, 2022

https://youtu.be/Wrz2LYuKLsM The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles can be applied to your edible plants too! Watch our webinar recording to learn how to choose low maintenance Florida-Friendly plants for your area. We also teach ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Central Florida, Edible, Florida, Fruit, Garden, Herb, Home, Landscaping, Orlando, Vegetable

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