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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
Closeup of a Bauhinia x blakeana "orchid tree" blooms. [CREDIT: "Unha-de-vaca" by Mauricio Mercadante (CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0), via Flickr.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the orchid tree, a corsage for your yard


January 10, 2022

By Karen Pariser Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Looking for an amazing pop of color and texture in your Florida yard? Consider the impact of a flowering tree. Specifically, the orchid tree. Bauhinia basics A member of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: Bauhinia, Blakeana, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV
girl gardening

Is finding school garden funding a New Year’s resolution?


December 27, 2021

Growing a school garden and looking for grant support? Perhaps finding funding is your New Year's resolution. After all- when you live in Florida, school gardens are in-season in January. Fortunately for you there are grants linked below. Some ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Edible Gardening, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pgm_Gardens, Sarasota, School Garden Grant, School_garden, Teacher Training, Volunteer, Youth Garden
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

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