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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

DIY Container Garden with Draped Hypertufa

Various example draped hypertufa containers.

Perfect for seasonal gardens and great for gift giving. You’ll create a unique, one of a kind, draped container using portland cement infused fabric. What is hypertufa? a mixture of portand cement and aggregates. Fabric… Read More

Dig In! Gardening Course starts September 2021

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners serve the community. Image of bees, flowers, landscape and people talking

Growing a Green Thumb! Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Fridays, September 10 – November 5, 9:30 am… Read More

Sculpture and Plants welcome Park Visitors

Park rangers position manatee cutouts at park entrance.

Florida Master Gardeners, park rangers and Friends of Manatee Springs celebrated the 67th Anniversary of Manatee Springs State Park. Sculpture work was commissioned by a local artist and welder. Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple love grass) and… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping(tm)

diagram of plat with house and property lines

Learn principles for enhancing your Florida landscape. Dr. Hansen, Assistant Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville has developed, authored and co-authored several horticulture-related publications for the University of Florida. FREE web-based meeting, broadcast live…. Read More

UF Recognizes NE District Master Gardener Volunteers

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners serve the community. Image of bees, flowers, landscape and people talking

Congratulations! UF’s NE District Master Gardener volunteers receive service awards. Wendy Wilbur, State MG Coordinator and co-host Alicia Lamborn, UF/IFAS Extension Baker County, elaborated on the accomplishments of Master Gardener volunteers (MGV), Friday, September 18th…. Read More

Growing A Green Thumb; Container Basics

aluminum canoe planted with yellow and purple flowers

Spruce up a window sill, table top or porch with potted plants. Containers are portable and provide an instant fix to problem areas. DIY with container combinations of edible and flowering annuals (single season) and… Read More

What’s Buzzing Me, Mosquito Be Gone!

Researcher Karen McKenzie raised these female in captivity. They do not carry disease.

From the coast to sandhills, pastures to homestead, dozens of mosquito species are found around Florida homes and neighborhoods. They ease through life in one of four forms – egg, larvae, pupa or adult. As… Read More