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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

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Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Collage of Photos in the Ochs Garden

Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall


May 3, 2019

The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it's first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019. The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening. (more…) READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: 4-H, Community Garden, Garden, Pinellas County, Vegetable Garden, Volunteer, Youth, Youth Development

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?


July 27, 2018

Florida - The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. "La Florida," he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses of foreign lawns, ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Air Pollution, Birds, Development, Flowers, Gardening, Health, Insects, Landscapes, Native, Noise Pollution, Pesticides, Water, Water Pollution, Wildlife

Bugs in the March Garden


March 9, 2018

Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers are hatching early this year. You may notice them coming out of the ground in mass. At this growth stage they are black with a yellow or orange stripe down their back. They will eat several vegetables including ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Difference Between Ants And Termites, Garden, Grasshopper, Leaf Roller, Leaftier, Lubber, Oak Caterpillar, Subterranean Termite, Termite

It’s Spring Planting Season


March 2, 2018

We all want a beautiful, flourishing, healthy landscape. Before you go and spend a bunch of money at the garden center, here are a few things to consider so you won’t waste your time and money. Make sure the plant is for our zone. ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Choosing Plants, Drought-tolerant, Establishment, Landscape, Mature Size, Native Plants, Planting, Soil PH, Tree Planting, USDA Hardiness Zone

Metsulfuron-methyl (MSM) Can Cause Problems in Ornamental Plants


May 23, 2016

Have you seen these symptoms in ornamental plants, especially oaks, after treating nearby turf with metsulferon-methyl (MSM)? Over the past few years, there have been numerous inquiries regarding damage to ornamental plants growing near ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Die-back, Herbicide, Jvmorse, Metsulferon-methyl, MSM, Oak Tree Death, Ornamental, Pesticides, Scorched

Your Florida Garden in “Winter”


December 14, 2015

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter, even though we have had balmy weather lately. While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Cold Protection, Edible Gardening, Edibles, Florida Gardening, Freeze, Frost, Garden, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herb Gardening, Herbs, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Pruning, Shrub Pruning, Tree Pruning, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening, Watering, Winter Gardening

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