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Cold Protection for Palms, Fruit Trees, Flowers and Vegetables


January 28, 2022

Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold. What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Cold, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Frost, Frost Cloth, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Orlando, Protection, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Orange County Plant Clinic FAQ’s


January 18, 2022

Plant Clinic Frequently Asked Questions The Plant Clinic is a resource for Orange County residents that provides research-based information to help with landscape problems or care. It is a partnership between the UF/IFAS Extension Office and ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Garden, Home, Landscape, Orange County, Plant Clinic, Soil, Soil Testing, Tsilvasy

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County


November 2, 2021

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Orlando, Plant, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard


October 27, 2021

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: "Flip My Florida Yard", Central Florida, Ecological, Featured, Flip, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Special Topics, Tsilvasy, Video, Water Conservation

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series


September 16, 2021

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Bees, Biodiversity, Butterfly, Coreopsis, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Phlox, Pollinators, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower, Zinnia

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida


September 1, 2021

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B) • ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Exotic Invasive, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Home Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Plants, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Plants, Trees, Tsilvasy

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping


April 19, 2021

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Herbs, Horticulture, Ocextension, Pests, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Water Conservation
giant milkweed

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars


February 28, 2021

Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in tropical and subtropical areas to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly Milkweed, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Plants, Tsilvasy
composting worms

Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)


December 10, 2020

Vermicomposting = worm composting Do you live in a small space and want to have a neat little efficient compost bin to recycle your kitchen scraps? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming increasingly popular with the urban ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Earthworm, Florida Friendly, Food Scraps, Horticulture, Ocextension, Organic Fertilizer, Recycle Yard Waste, Soil Amendment, Tsilvasy, Video, Worm, Worm Composting, Zero Waste
Insectary Plants

Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators


June 4, 2020

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we have a few unique problems and predators that ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Dill, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Herbs, Home Landscapes, Insectary Plants, IPM, Ocextension, Pests, Pollinators, Sunflower, Tsilvasy, Vegetables

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