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Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape.

The Popular Podocarpus

podocarpus hedge

A very common, frequently planted landscape hedge in North-Central Florida is the podocarpus, also called Japanese Yew.  It’s favored for its long, slender, evergreen leaves, ease of maintenance, and tolerance for hedging in tight places.  But did you… Read More

Water Conservation in Your Landscape

Water is one of our most valued resources in Florida and across the world. Both water quality and quantity are affected by landscape irrigation, fertilization, and pest management practices. Despite having seemingly extensive water resources and high rainfall,… Read More

Planting for Pollinators Part II: Types of Plants

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar on sweetbay In Part 1 of the Planting for Pollinators post, we discussed the importance and decline of pollinators. Now, step out into your yard for a bit. If the only plants you can… Read More