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Hangry Plants!


January 30, 2023

Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is for something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Carbon Dioxide, Cflandscapes, Cultural, Cultural Issues, Deficiencies, Deficiency, Diagnostics, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friend, Florida Friendly, Florida Man, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Hungry, Hungry Plant, Hwooten, Light, Npk, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Plants, Reading Plants, Recommendations, Soil, Soil Test, Water
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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

Garden Festival and Plant Sale – Orange County Extension


January 6, 2023

Flower Power: The Power of Native Flowers!   Join us on Saturday March 4th, 2023, from 8:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway, Orlando, 32812. The theme for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Artisan Vendor, Artisan Vendors, Childrens Activities, Community Event, Crafters, Educational Sessions, Food Trucks, Free Event, Garden, Garden Education, Garden Festival, Garden Festival And Plant Sale, Garden How To, Garden Tours, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Native Flowers, Native Plants, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Events, Orange County Gardeners, Orlando Event, Orlando Gardeners, Plants, Plants For Sale, Speakers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Youth
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A Part-Time and New Resident’s Guide to Gardening in Central Florida

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December 6, 2022

Welcome to Florida! The land of abundant sunshine and a more varied climate than you may think. From the occasional near freezing temperatures every few winters to summers full of heat, humidity, and rainstorms, Florida is quite a unique ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Jschelb, Part-time Residents, Plants, Polk County FL, Snowbirds, Vegetable Gardening

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/15/22


November 7, 2022

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. In Orange County, Florida, there ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applicator, Best Management Practices, Best Prectices, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Applicator, Fertilizer License, Florida Friendly, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Plants, Turf, Turfgrass

CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


September 15, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

Pum, Pum, Pumpkins!


July 27, 2022

When you hear pumpkins you may think of fall, Halloween, and cooler weather. To enjoy all the goodies that pumpkins give us like pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie it first begins with a seed. I personally enjoy pumpkin spice latte. Regardless ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central District, Flagler County, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Planting, Plants, Pumpkin, Summer

The New Chomp on the Block


July 12, 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 LinkedIn Roots Hello! I'm Amanda Decker, I am not a Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS
Tags: Academics, Ag Careers, Best Management, Best Management Practices, Careers, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Commercial Horticulture, Communication, Extension, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Hwooten, Intern, Internship, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Summer, UF/IFAS Extension Internship

UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits

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July 11, 2022

Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows. For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Grass, Homeowners, Irrigation, Knowledge, Landscaping, Laura Warner, Lawns, Norms, Plants, Replacment

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 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 What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

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