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Parched Plants: Planting for Drought Tolerance


June 12, 2024

Parched Plants: Planting for Drought Tolerance Once plush, springy, and verdant, leaves unfurled to collect the gift of sunlight. Leaves dancing in their daily rhythm, magically transforming sunlight to sugar, sighing softly in the twilight, ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Climate Zone Change, Drought, Dying Plants, Florida Friendly Landscape, Horticulture, Manatee County, Plant Selection

Shop Local in Manatee County


April 2, 2024

Agriculture has always played a vital role in Manatee County’s economy. With more than 220,000 acres of land dedicated to agriculture production, its economic impact, which is estimated to be about $500 million, is only second to tourism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus Production, Commercial Fishing, Farms, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental Horticulture, Shop Local, Vegetable Crops

The Nose Knows: Aromatic Gardens in Florida


October 27, 2023

Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night [A Midsummer Night’s ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Aromatic Garden, Aromatic Plants For Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Gardening, Herbs, Landscapes In Southwest Florida
aerial view of a hurricane off the coast of florida

Storm Preparation for Plant Nurseries


June 22, 2023

Hurricane season in Florida can look very different from year to year; if we're lucky, we may have little to no tropical activity, but it is best to prepare for the worst. The season ranges from June 1st to November 30th, with most tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Hurricane, Nursery, Ornamental, Plant, Plant Nursery, Storm, USDA
plants in a nursery

Celebrating National Ag Day in Manatee County


March 21, 2023

March 21st is National Agriculture Day! Founded in 1973, National Agriculture Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. This year's theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow", putting an emphasis on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Farmer, Farmers Market, Fresh From Florida, Horticulture, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental, Shop Local

Weeping Bottlebrush Poses Invasiveness Risk in Florida


February 15, 2023

Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe? Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bottlebrush, Environment, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscape, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Landscape, Trees

Your New Go-To Site for Stormwater Pond Resources


December 6, 2022

Your new go-to site for stormwater pond resources has been created by staff at the UF/IFAS Extension service for residents, professionals and anyone else that is looking to learn more! This website serves as a research tool and resource center ... READ MORE

Category: , Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Friendly, Pond, Run Off, Stormwater, Stormwater Pond, Water Conservation, Water Quality

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