Many of you may love to travel by plane, and if you’re anything like me, you may enjoy getting a window seat. I think that there is something wonderful about looking down on the earth, seeing
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Just recently, I received a great plant from a volunteer – a sharp and pointy agave, large but in its infancy. Despite its young age, it is still an ornery plant for the garden. This agave when planted in the landscape will grow to become ... READ MORE
Applications are now being accepted for the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer Program for the 2023 class. Have you always wanted to be Master Gardener Volunteer? Now is the time to apply through July 15, 2023!
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Hummingbirds can surprise us in the plants that they visit for nectar. Just this past week, I sat out on my front patio area enjoying the evening. I looked over at my very large and hardy aloe plant in a large container that started ... READ MORE
Many years ago, when my daughter was in middle school, she bought an interesting gift for my birthday that perhaps only a child of an Extension agent would purchase – worm castings! What made the gift thoughtful is that I actually possessed ... READ MORE
Many of us love to garden or have had gardens we have loved over the years. Entire gardens can be a lot of work and can be expensive especially if you are paying someone else to do it! While I work on a thoughtful design for layout and plantings ... READ MORE
Healthy lawns are things that when green and healthy, we can perhaps not give it too much attention. But, with a bit of green or brown, the lawn is suddenly very important. We want it green and full. Does that healthy lawn affect the environment ... READ MORE
Plants and turf in Central Florida landscapes go dormant in the fall. Flowers, bark, and foliage makes a fall-to-winter garden showier when the temperature cools! There are some native and non-native plants which may add some interest ... READ MORE
At t=the local grocery store produce department, so many different vegetables that may be purchased at any time, whether in season or not! Vegetables that are always available include tomatoes, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, lettuce, ... READ MORE
Camellias are a delightful evergreen, flowering shrub choice for your fall to winter garden in Sumter County. Camellias came to America from Asia in the late 1700, and since 1900 southern gardeners have been planting them in their gardens.
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