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Master Gardener Volunteers Ready to Help in Fort Walton Beach


January 30, 2023

What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered? Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now. The main office for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics

A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife
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“Ground” Yourself By Planting Florida Native Plants

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January 8, 2023

Most gardeners everywhere enjoy the rewarding experience of being “grounded”, so to speak, by planting and maintaining beautiful garden spaces.  And what better way to become grounded in our local environment than by including Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Hurricane, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Plants, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wildlife

Connect with Hillsborough County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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January 6, 2023

Master Gardener Volunteers help extend the reach of University of Florida Extension programs across Hillsborough County. We are happy to welcome our new Master Gardener Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some of the ways ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida, Florida Friendly, Help Desk, Hillsborough County, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, PH Testing, Soil Testing, Tia Silvasy, Tsilvasy, UF IFAS Extension

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Broward County Project Recognitions-La Finca


January 5, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Jeannie ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Attract Wildlife, Birds, Broward County, Butterflies, Edible Landscape, FFL, Finca, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Food Forest, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Urban Environments

Meet Hillsborough County’s New Residential Horticulture Extension Agent

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December 23, 2022

IntroductionHello everyone! My name is Tia Silvasy, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Hillsborough County! I started this position in December 2022 and wanted to take a moment ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Banana, Blog, Florida, Garden, Gardening, Hawaii, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Residential Horticulture, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Tsilvasy, University Of Florida

Better with Butterflies: Them and Us

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December 20, 2022

Welcome to our last butterfly blog of the year. This month I want to summarize all the things we have talked about in the last 11 blogs to encourage you to get involved in protecting these delicate creatures. Butterflies are as essential ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

2022-2023 UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Citrus Picking

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December 20, 2022

It is winter and the temperatures are dropping, the holiday season is upon us, and citrus across the state is ripening on the trees. In this season of giving, have you ever noticed your backyard orange trees produce just too much fruit for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Charity, Citrus, Clay County, Donation, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, Gleaning, Grapefruit, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Orange, Picking, Tangerine, Volunteer

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for your Garden


December 1, 2022

Each year's end brings a new year's beginning. Many people see the new year as a fresh start, and an opportunity to try something new. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions to kickstart your 2023 gardening journey: Selecting the Right ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardenflorida, Gardening, Gardening Solutions, Gardening Tips, Gardening Tips And Tricks, Home Garden, Irrigation, Master Gardener Volunteer, New Year's Resolutions, New Years Resolution, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County Extension, Orange County Florida, Plant, Plant Clinic, Residential Irrigation, Start Garden, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
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“Something to Talk About”—Seminole Pumpkins!

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October 25, 2022

Have you heard that Seminole pumpkins can be grown easily in Polk County? They are not only easy to grow but also make nutritious and flavorful dishes—and to top that off, they’re just plain fun! Seminole pumpkins are a cultivated ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Halloween, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, Pumpkins, Vegetable Gardening

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