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Let’s go on a TreeQuest!


January 11, 2022

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County's UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County's urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, Treejuvenation, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry
Allamanda cathartica. [CREDIT: pixabay.com, Dezalb]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda


November 26, 2021

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: Allamanda, Allamanda Cathartica, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV
Lantana camara blossom in an indoor trough. {CREDIT: pxhere.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… lantana, the beauty that IS a beast


October 29, 2021

By Karen Clark Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Lantana checks off all the boxes that make a plant popular. Colorful? Check. Drought tolerance? Check. Handles sandy, salty "soil"? Check. Holds up to direct sunlight? Check. So, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Lantana, Lantana Camara, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV
Pentas, with tiger swallowtail. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Wilma Holley]

Growing Florida-friendly, with Sarasota County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers


September 28, 2021

By Donna Alese Cooke Residential Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Over the past 15 years, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County have worked tirelessly on an endeavor close to their hearts: their ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Annual Plant Sale, Edfest, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, Pgm_HortRes, Plant, Plant Sale
Yellow, wedelia flowers bloom, en masse, in a lush field. [CREDIT: Pixabay.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… wicked wedelia


September 24, 2021

By Rita Dadzis Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, wedelia. Why do you? Wedelia is a beautiful plant, with a thick mat of green leaves and pretty, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom year-round. It's an eye-catcher that ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV, Wedelia
ground-level shot of mown turf grass in front of a Florida home

Master Gardener Volunteers on… turf dormancy in winter


March 10, 2021

By Judith Kendall Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member When I recently moved into a new neighborhood, I remember my first time scouting out the newly acquired landscaping around the home. What kind of turf had I gotten myself into? It ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Work & Life
Tags: Grass, Lawn, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, St. Augustine, Turf, UFSaraExt_MGV, Zoysia

Let’s go on a TreeQuest!


December 17, 2020

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County's UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County's urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry
Reclaimed Water and Landscape Management title with the four featured speakers below

Reclaimed water and landscape management


December 9, 2020

Reclaimed Water and Landscape Management For long time readers of this blog, you are no doubt familiar with our high praises of reclaimed water as an alternative to potable water for irrigation. To those tuning in for the first time, we greatly ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Athletic, Course, Field, Golf, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Reclaimed, Turf, Water

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