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Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

Tips for Success! – Planting a shrub (the right way)


August 27, 2020

Are you getting ready to plant new shrubs in your landscape? Before you buy another plant or dig another hole, watch this quick step-by-step video tutorial. I've included tips about plant selection, hole sizing, mulching & more. Get ready ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Design Tips, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Native Plants, Planting, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Roots, Shrubs, Tips, Wildlife
Monarda punctata flower with bumble bee

Create A Pollinator’s Paradise


June 23, 2020

  When you hear the word "pollinator," what comes to mind? Honeybees? Butterflies? How about flies? Wasps? Hummingbirds? Bats? The diversity of pollinators is amazing. By using the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping in ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Reslilient Landscaping
Monarda punctata flower with bumble bee

The end is near…


August 7, 2019

  Whether you call it Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint, or Monarda punctata, the blooming of this native wildflower is a reliable signal that the end* is near. (*...of summer) Each year, as children are heading back to school, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: #FloridaFallColor, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Monarda Punctata, Native Plants, Pollinator Gardens, Pollinators, Seasonal, Wildflowers
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!


February 15, 2019

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: #ufbugs, Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Milkweed, Monarch, Pest Management, Pests, Pollinator Gardens

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