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UF/IFAS Extension offers Gardening with Native Plants in Hybrid Format

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March 10, 2023

Florida native plants are a smart choice for your landscape. They are well-suited for survival in Florida and provide a number of ecological benefits to our environment. Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday April 13th from ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Annuals, Central Florida, Event, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Native Plants, Hillsborough County, Hybrid, In Person, Online Event, Perennials, Tampa, Trees, Uf/ifas Extension, Wildflowers, Zoom

Butterfly Gardening Tips for Central Florida

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March 7, 2023

Watch our webinar recording of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida here. The key to attracting butterflies to your yard is to plant species that butterflies can use for food and shelter. Larval host plants are specific to butterfly species, ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Garden Design, Hillsborough, Sustainable, Tampa, Tia Silvasy, Uf/ifas Extension, Video, Youtube
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Soil Testing at UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension

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February 27, 2023

Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control our plant’s water and fertilizer needs, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Hillsborough, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Management, Nutrients, PH, Soil, Soil Ph, Soil Testing, Tampa, Tia Silvasy, Uf/ifas Extension

UF/IFAS Extension offers Butterfly Gardening Class in Hybrid Format

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February 21, 2023

If you interested in attracting butterflies to your yard, then this class is for you! Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday March 9th from 10 to 11:30am to learn what to plant when to get your butterfly garden started. This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Central Florida, Class, Florida, Flower, Garden, Gardening, Hillsborough, Hybrid, In Person, Online Class, Pollinators, Tampa, Tia Silvasy, Uf, Uf/ifas, Zoom

Meet Hillsborough County’s New Residential Horticulture Extension Agent

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December 23, 2022

IntroductionHello everyone! My name is Tia Silvasy, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Hillsborough County! I started this position in December 2022 and wanted to take a moment ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Banana, Blog, Florida, Garden, Gardening, Hawaii, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Residential Horticulture, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Tsilvasy, University Of Florida

The Joy of Christmas Trees


November 28, 2022

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and nothing feels more festive than decorating a live Christmas tree. You can purchase a pre-cut Christmas tree, cut one yourself at a local tree farm, or select a potted living tree. Cutting a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Artificial Trees, Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree Care, Christmas Tree Safety, Christmas Trees And Pets, History Of Trees, Potted Christmas Trees, Selecting A Christmas Tree, Trees

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