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Garden Guide and Journal Available for Sale

Guide & Journal Cover

Cover of the guide & journal.

How do you plan your garden and landscape for the upcoming season? Do you need a place to refer to for monthly tips and to record garden successes (and failures)?

The Your Polk Yard, a 12-Month Garden Guide & Journal is just what you are looking for!  This 82 page guide covers all twelve months of the year offering research-based tips on landscaping and edible gardening by month.  Ever wondered what garden tasks should be done in September? The guide will tell you! There is so much information packed into this guide, making it great for the new gardener as well as the seasoned gardener.

Designed and written by UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardener Volunteers, the proceeds of this guide go to funding educational programming thorughout Polk County.  Did you know that in 2019 Polk County Master Volunteers educated over 5,800 students, offered over 195 workshops to residents, and assisted over 925 homeowners in the Plant Clinic? Additionally, through the programming, residents who made recommended changes in their landscapes helped save over 13,450,000 gallons of water!

To order a guide, fill out, the order form by clicking the link below.  Print and mail, along with payment (guides are $20 each) to the address on the form.  We will mail the guide out to you!  We do plan to have guides available for purchase at events and in the office at a later date, but due to covid-19 restrictions that is not available at this time.

Click on the link below to access the order form.

Guide & Journal Order Form

Here is a sneak peek inside the guide:

Monthy gardening tips in the guide

Monthly Gardening Tips for Landscaping & Edible Gardening.

Guide and journal layout

Journal pages layout. Great for planning and tracking what happens in your yard.

Planting guide

The Vegetable Planting Guide.

For more information, contact UF/IFAS Extension Polk County at (863) 519-1041 or visit us online at  The Plant Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm to answer your gardening and landscaping questions. The Plant Clinic is currently closed to walk-in visitors, but give us a call, or email us at

If you are not in Polk County, Contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic..

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program extends the vision of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, all the while protecting and sustaining natural resources and environmental systems, enhancing the development of human resources, and improving the quality of human life through the development of knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and making that knowledge accessible.

An Equal Opportunity Institution.

5 Comments on “Garden Guide and Journal Available for Sale

  1. Love mine!! September is almost all filled in. Instead of sketching, I took pictures of September beauties with my phone. I printed, cut out with pinking shears and using a glue stick secured them to the sketch page. So next year I an view the September garden earlier and perhaps add a new color or texture.

  2. Hi, do you ship to Canada? We are snowbirds and have a American address too!

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