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In the Garden, We Grow: A Garden’s Pest


August 10, 2022

The Inevitable Pests It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly, Fruit, Garden, IntheGardenWeGrow, IPM, Pests, UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening

In the Garden, We Grow: Beat the Heat


July 27, 2022

Florida's Rainy Season Florida’s rainy season arrived. County-wide we have seen lots of moisture in the past couple of weeks. Some areas receive over 2” of rainfall in an hour. Despite the invaluable impacts of moisture within our natural ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fruits, Gardening, Green Manure, IntheGardenWeGrow, Okra, Roselle, Solarization, Vegetables

In the Garden, We Grow: Cold Cole Crops


July 13, 2022

Independence Day Independence Day is an amazing part of the summer. Many of us are traveling, spending time with friends, and celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether we celebrate with fireworks, community service activities, baseball ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brassica, Cole Crops, Coleslaw, Fall Planting, FFL, Independence Day, IntheGardenWeGrow, Raised Bed Garden, UF, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable Gardening

In the Garden, We Grow: Can You Dig It?


June 29, 2022

Can You Dig It? My brothers and I love watching the movie, “The Warriors”. This 1979 film follows a gang in New York City as they try to escape from the Bronx to their home turf in Coney Island. One line, which is yelled by a character ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gardens, IntheGardenWeGrow, Nassau County, Vegetable Gardening

In the Garden, We Grow


June 8, 2022

Everything Grows Recently while singing Raffi’s, “Everything Grows” with my two boys, my oldest said, “no it doesn’t…fire hydrants don’t grow. Signs don’t, fences don’t, doors don’t…” Despite his snarky, yet funny observation, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Foodscape, Garden, IntheGardenWeGrow, Raised Beds, UF, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable Gardening

Floral Fables: Carnivorous Plants


April 4, 2022

A Wizarding World's Snarling Trap “’Stop moving!’ Hermione ordered them. ‘I know what this is – it’s Devil’s Snare!’” When reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone years ago, I loved the imagery of this chapter because ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Carnivorous, Carnivorous Plants, FFL, Floral Fables, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Floral Fables: The Water’s Edge


March 28, 2022

Introduction Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows was one of my favorite books growing up. His story chronicled the adventures of Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger. Grahame’s descriptions throughout the book show a romantic image of nature and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Floral Fables, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Nassau County, Protect The Waterfront, Water

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Nandina (Nandina domestica)


October 17, 2021

Nandina (Nandina domestica) Nandina, or heavenly bamboo, started in the landscape and now appears throughout some of our natural areas. This evergreen shrub grows upright and produces bright red berry clusters, similar to Coral Ardisia. It ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardens, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Species, IPM, Nandina, Plants

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)


October 15, 2021

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I'll be the first to admit - this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and unique ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Established, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasion Of The Landscape Snatchers, Invasive, Invasive Plants, IPM, Mimosa, Mimosa Silk Tree

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