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Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' and Black Eyed Susan

Pollinator Plants that Survived Hurricane Ian

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October 12, 2022

In our area of Polk County, Hurricane Ian produced Category 1 winds and associated rainfall.  Local flooding and loss of power were experienced by many.  And yet there is hope in a garden, and one local garden filled with pollinator plants ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg
Mexican petunia with gall mites

What is This? Gall Mites!

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August 30, 2022

Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gall Mites, Invasive Species, IPM Florida, Native Plants, Ruellia

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


July 2, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics Why Attract Pollinators? Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Native, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Ocextension, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

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

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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

Provide for Wildlife-The Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly


February 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. If you want to have bees, butterflies, birds, and more visit your garden, you must support ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Butterflies, Cloudless Sulphur, Conservation, Extension, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Life Cycles, Native Plants, Special Topics, Twitter @UF_IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Environments, Urban Gardening, Urban Horticulture

Maryland Goldenaster – Chryopsis mariana


December 14, 2021

Maryland Goldenaster (Chryopsis mariana) is a Florida native perennial. It is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10, with zones 8-10 in Florida. While you may have observed this goldenaster in the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Demonstration ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Crysopsis, Goldenaster, Maryland Goldenaster, Native Plant Garden, Native Plants, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Yellow Aster

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