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Florida-Friendly Plants- Butterfly Milkweed


August 17, 2018

When it comes to weeds in the garden, I can't think of one more beloved by gardeners than the milkweeds and for good reason. With their beautiful flowers and importance to butterflies, it's easy to see why they are sought after and one of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Asclepias, Butterfly, Butterfly Weed, Florida Friendly, Larva, Milkweed, Monarch, Native, Nectar, Tuberosa

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea


July 25, 2018

When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it's hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. With ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Florida, Florida Friendly, Hydrangea, Low Maintenance, Native, Oakleaf, Shade, White Flower

Restoring Florida’s Coast: From the Perspective of a Student


May 31, 2018

Guest post by Anna Babione In the beginning of the year, Mr. Ahrens introduced the idea of growing our own plants from seed to replace the invasive species on Florida’s beautiful coast. At first, I was not sure if we could do it - we had ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Upland, Florida Sea Grant, Hernando High School, Invasive Species, Native, Restoration

500 Native Coastal Plants Replace Invasive Vegetation


May 29, 2018

On Monday, May 21st, a group of Hernando County Master Gardeners and community volunteers assisted UF/IFAS Hernando County Extension Agents, Brittany Hall-Scharf and Bill Lester, with removing invasive vegetation from coastal county parks. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Uplands, Florida Sea Grant, Invasive, Native, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

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