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Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

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February 16, 2024

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Winter Pruning Maintenance: Tips for a Healthy Landscape

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February 8, 2024

The Importance of Winter Pruning: Welcome to the end months of winter, where the chill in the air signals not only a change in the weather but also a crucial time for winter maintenance in your landscape. One of the key practices for ensuring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aborist, BMPs, Crapemurder, Crapemyrtle, FFL, IFAS, ISA, Landscaping, Pruning, Winter

Free Gardening talks at Tampa GreenFest

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January 30, 2024

Come visit our UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County table at Tampa GreenFest and learn from Master Gardeners in our free gardening talks. GreenFest will be held on March 9 & 10, 2024 from 9am – 4pm, rain or shine! GreenFest will be ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Classes, Events, Free, Garden Festival, Gardening, Greenfest, Hillsborough, Plant Sale, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy

Preparing 4-H Youth to be Tomorrow’s Leaders – Communication Skills Vol 2


January 23, 2024

Welcome to Volume 2!  Congratulations on nailing down a topic for your presentation. Now comes the important work.  It is time to break the topic into three main ideas and write a paragraph for each. After you finish writing each section, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Curriculum, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Anorris, Communication, Leadership, Life Skills, Public Speaking, Youth

Florida Arbor Day 2024 – Tips for Tree Planting

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January 22, 2024

Arbor Day was established to celebrate trees and their beneficial ecosystem services they provide for humans and our environment. Florida Arbor Day is on January 19, 2024, as cooler months are the best time to plant trees, although trees can ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor Day, Florida, Silvasy, Tree Planting

Senna ligustrina: a Native and Host plant for Sulphur Butterflies

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January 14, 2024

Senna ligustrina, or privet senna, is an easy to grow Florida native plant. It is a nectar plant for pollinators and a larval host plant for species of sulphur butterflies. This is a perennial that lives for several years and produces beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Florida Native, Hillsborough County, Privet Senna, Senna Ligustrina, Sulphur Butterfly, Tampa, Tsilvasy

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