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Blackout Compliant Fertilizers and Amendments


September 1, 2022

The Orange County fertilizer ordinance (and most other counties in Florida) prohibits application of nitrogen and phosphorus because they contribute to degradation of our precious water bodies in Central Florida. In Orange County, 104 of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blackout, Building, County, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Ordinance, Soil, Water

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


July 2, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics Why Attract Pollinators? Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Florida Native, Florida-friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Ocextension, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

The Scoop on Microgreens


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Exactly Are Microgreens? Florida offers year round gardening, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Easy To Grow, Gardening, Gardens, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Hydroponics, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Indoor Plants, Microgreens, Nutrition, Plant, Plants

Exploration Gardens – A UF/IFAS Extension Botanical Garden


June 9, 2022

Do you want to get inspiration to design flower beds or gardens in your yard, are looking for a free excursion for your family, or just wanting to enjoy nature? The University of Florida/IFAS Extension campus in Orange County has a beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Botanical, Demonstration Garden, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Tour, Ocextension, Orange County, Orlando, Self Guided Tour, Tour
Insectary Plants

Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens


May 18, 2022

Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently. Microirrigation is defined as a low volume, low flow ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Fruit Tree, Irrigation, Microirrigation, Orange County, Resources, Spray, Vegetable, Water
local produce including potatoes, blueberries, strawberries and onions

Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Vegetables

Emily Tells All: Learn about Vegetable Gardens with Commissioner Bonilla and Tia Silvasy


March 23, 2022

Are you interested in growing vegetables in your back yard? Watch this video where Commissioner Emily Bonilla visits the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County center and gets a tour from Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent Tia Silvasy. Tia shows ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Fruit, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Vegetables, Video, YouTube

Lakefront Landscaping webinar recording


February 17, 2022

In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Ditch, Garden, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Orange, Permit, Pond, Rain Garden, Seminole, Silvasy, Stormwater

Lakefront and Aquatic Landscaping


February 15, 2022

Protecting the waterfront is Principle #9 in Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Waterfront areas can include lakefronts, ponds, ditches, other water bodies and environmentally sensitive areas. So, what makes a nice aquatic landscape?• Full of ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Aquatic, Central Florida, Ditch, Florida Friendly, Invasive Plants, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Ocextension, Plants, Pond, Waterfront, Wildlife

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