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Herbs: A Series of Helpful Fact Sheets

Herbs are popular plants for many reasons. They are fun to grow and eat, and are attractive in the landscape. We have developed a series of fact sheets that will help you select, grow, and use common herbs…. Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… fetterbush and other native plants

By Susan Hutson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles help us achieve beautiful, health lawns and landscapes that help to protect our natural resources rather than drain or otherwise damage them. And prominent among those… Read More

Sarasota County Extension thanks volunteers

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks all its volunteers for National Volunteer Month in April. Sarasota County Extension volunteers are vital to achieving our mission of community outreach and education. Last year alone, 355 Extension volunteers gave 16,980 hours… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… turf dormancy in winter

By Judith Kendall Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member When I recently moved into a new neighborhood, I remember my first time scouting out the newly acquired landscaping around the home. What kind of turf had I gotten… Read More

What does frost and freeze damage look like?

There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it? Frost… Read More

Florida Friendly Demonstration Garden at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public… Read More

Support Florida Master Gardener Volunteers and Give Today

Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back to UF and Florida Citizens In 2020, Florida Master Gardener Volunteers served more than 500,000 Florida residents! The Master Gardener program is driven by 3,900 active volunteers who, in 2020 alone, volunteered more… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers join list of Sarasota County Extension bloggers

By Carol Redmond Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member If you visit this site regularly, you are familiar with the user-friendly, evidence-based information available at your fingertips. This wealth of data, tips, techniques and more has come courtesy… Read More

Spring Plant Sale

The Spring Plant Sale will be in Lakeland on April 23 and 24 from 7:30 am-noon for reservation only. Reserve your tickets here. Tickets are for a 30 minute shopping time blocks. If you are not able to… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener February 2021

In February’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener, the focus is on compost, mulch, and soils. This issue also includes information about new gardening resources and features the February Plant of the Month: Eastern Redub. You can access the full… Read More