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Category: Home Landscapes

A test to check the germination rate of old seeds

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Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden? Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple… Read More

Fruit and Fruit Trees in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

Bunch of bananas hanging on tree

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan for and grow edible fruit in your home landscape. Topics include peaches, citrus, bananas, pineapples,… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardener Volunteer Projects Earn International Recognition

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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer programs will be recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. Typically, the awards are presented in person,… Read More

The Importance of Planning in the Garden

As we move towards the fall and cool season gardening, consider the importance of garden planning. Landscape planning and design is well known, but do you plan your edible gardens? From vegetables to herbs to… Read More

Celebrate Pollinators: A Sample Plant List!

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The following list is a companion blog to the “Celebrate Pollinators” blog. The plants listed are only a few of the hundreds of plants that support our native pollinators. The list provides suggestions for nectar… Read More

Welcome to the Rainy Season in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series!

View of sky with storm clouds and a lightning strike over water.

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of five, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan and prepare for the Florida summer rainy season outdoors. Topics include the Ins and Outs… Read More

Summer Flowers in 15 minutes: An On-Demand Webinar Series

Coreopsis in bloom

Join UF/IFAS Extension Polk County experts for an on-demand series of four, 15-minute online educational workshops to help you plan a beautiful summer garden of flowering plants. Topics include summer flowering annuals, perennials, wildflowers, and… Read More

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27

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Calling all gardeners (and all who want to be gardeners)! Would you like to learn how to help our natural environment and add beauty to your yard?  Join in this year’s annual international celebration of… Read More