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Being Florida-Friendly™

Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and… Read More

Bird Watching Series: Songbirds (Part 1)

This week is all about songbirds! There are many other songbirds in Central Florida you can identify, but here are a few we can practice this week.  Have you been following along with our weekly Bird… Read More

Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly

Two alligators lounge tail to tail on a canal bank.

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add… Read More

Master Gardener training begins January 25th

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science logo over the Florida Master Gardener Logo

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class kicks off. After that first Saturday class, classes will be on Wednesdays… Read More

Are You Florida-Friendly?

Beautiful Florida-Friendly salmon colored New guinea Impatiens contrast with blueish hued junipers in the foreground.

  Learning to Landscape If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues… Read More

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th

Close-up of red and green caladium foliage.

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last… Read More

Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?

Ice covers limbs of peaches. Overlayed with text, Protecting your plants.

Does my ficus need a jacket?           Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more… Read More

Winter Tips for Turfgrass in Highlands County

Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds for publication on October 8th, 2017 in the Highlands Today Newspaper. Florida lawns may go into a form of dormancy during the winter but there… Read More