Florida is home to 5 species of owls each with their own special characteristics and abilities. While it seems everyone wants to be as wise as an owl, there are many other adaptations that make owls enviable.
Read on to learn owl you need ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly butterflies blog!
Did you know that Florida is home to more than 150 species of butterflies? Another 200 species migrate through our state every year. There are in fact more species of butterflies than any other ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE
Written by Connie Gladding, Master Gardener Volunteer
Salvias are the quintessential flowers to attract pollinators to your garden which is ideal for the vegetable garden or fruit trees. Salvias range from 2 to 4 feet high and come in an ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida
The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale ... READ MORE
By Ralph E. Mitchell
Do you like to use native plants in your landscape? If you do, the wax myrtle may be your plant. Useful as a plant for above ground planters, as a hedge, or as a small to medium-sized tree, the wax myrtle is a hardy ... READ MORE
Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County
To select a native plant, lets first revisit what the term native means! A native plant is a plant that existed within the state boundaries of ... READ MORE
The summer heat is coming to a close and fall is certainly in the air. 'Tis the season for harvesting pumpkins – whether we use them for decorations at Halloween or cooking our Thanksgiving meal – it is definitely the time of year we get ... READ MORE