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Each fall, Floridians are suddenly "wowed" by the sight of golden raintrees blooming along the roadsides. Vivid yellow flowers are followed by equally distinctive pink or peach-colored "paper lanterns."
(More on those "paper lanterns" ... READ MORE
^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County - (filmed 7/18/21).
Yes - we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact - At least 56 species of fireflies have been documented ... READ MORE
Could you have the next winner?
The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. This annual contest is open to residents, ... READ MORE
Signs of "springtime" in central Florida...
If you've been a long-time reader of this blog, you already know that I love to highlight the unique changes of Florida's seasons. "Springtime" in Florida is no exception.
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We want to see your landscape!
At UF/IFAS Extension, we spend a lot of time looking at landscapes in distress. Pests, disease diagnosis, water issues, mucky ponds, invasive plants, etc.
Don't get me wrong... it's our specialty, and we ... READ MORE
When you hear the word "pollinator," what comes to mind? Honeybees? Butterflies? How about flies? Wasps? Hummingbirds? Bats?
The diversity of pollinators is amazing. By using the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping in ... READ MORE
Attention gardeners! Landscape designers! Green-industry pros!
The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. The annual contest is ... READ MORE
The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife!
The FFL Program is all about:
putting the "right plants" in the "right place"
giving ... READ MORE
The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help:
Improve water quality
Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!
*(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL ... READ MORE