By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water ... READ MORE
Join us as we celebrate Water Conservation Month!
By Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager.
April and May are typically the driest months of the year in Central Florida. Making this the perfect time to ... READ MORE
Written By: Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee
It’s Christmas Day. Sunny and mild. I am on my screen porch talking to my sister on the phone when it happens. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot Evil Cat as he takes off in ... READ MORE
You probably have observed over the last weeks that even the most drought resistant of plants are beginning to wilt and not looking at their best. In West Central Florida and other regions in the State the dry season is upon us and landscapes ... READ MORE
Rainwater Harvesting - It’s the rainy season, time to get ready!
Did you know that Tampa Bay residents receive an average of 50 inches of precipitation per year? Most of this rain falls between June and November making now a perfect time ... READ MORE
You may have wondered about the e-mails you are receiving from the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team over the last weeks. Due to the current circumstances we wanted to reach out to you but missed the opportunity to introduce ... READ MORE
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
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
You’ve probably heard people refer to a tree as a “bay” at some point. There are many different types of “bay” trees, but today we are going to focus on how to tell a redbay (Persea borbonia) from a sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana). ... READ MORE
There are 26 species of oaks recorded in the state of Florida, so it’s not exactly an easy genus to conquer. In fact, upon doing a little exploring locally at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, we found that a couple dichotomous ... READ MORE