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Weekly “What is it?”: The Florida Trail


October 12, 2022

Most of us are familiar with the Appalachian Trail, the popular hiking route that follows the mountains from Maine for nearly 2200 miles to north Georgia. But did you know you could set off from Fort Pickens at Pensacola Beach and follow ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Wildlife, Habitat Conservation, Hiking, Shrubs, Weekly What Is It, Wildlife
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Everything Gets Hotter In The City


June 24, 2022

It’s a cool, calm, collected drive through the rural backroads of Orange County. A place where fresh air and greenery is in abundance, and you can't help but roll the windows down, turn up the radio, and take a deep breath. But as the country ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: Fresh Air, Greenspace, Ocextension, Ornamental Grasses, Shrubs, Trees, Urban Heat Island Effect

Upside down hedges

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June 9, 2022

Using shrubs or small trees to make hedges is a common landscape practice in our area.  Hedges – whether formal or informal – make great ornamental living screens, barriers and buffers that add to the attraction and utility of our home ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Hedges, Shrubs

Garberia – Garberia heterophylla


December 14, 2021

Garberia (Garberia heterophylla or Garberia fruiticosa) is a shrubby plant that is a member of the Asteracae or Daisy/Composite family. The foliage of this Florida native plant is rather dull gray-green most of the year until the fall when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Garberia, Lavendar Fall Blooms, Shrubs, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

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

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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

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