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A Few How-To’s for a Healthy Lawn

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December 13, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Turf
Tags: Bahia, Calculate Fertilizer, Empire, Floratam, Irrigation, Irrigation Calibratoin, Lawn Fertilization, Mowing Height, ProVista, St. Augustine, Zoysia
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Edibles for the Fall to Winter to Spring Garden

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November 18, 2022

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

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brussels Sprouts, Cool Season Vegetables, Garden Mustard, Gardening Guide, Lisa Sanderson, Peas, Snow Peas, Sumter County Demo Garden, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Vegetables

Plant Camellias for Winter Interest in your Garden

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November 18, 2022

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. Types ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Camellia, Camellia Japonica, Camellia Pests, Camellia Sasanqua, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Landscape Plants, Lisa Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Winter Flowers

Apply for the Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer Class!

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June 23, 2022

      Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida? Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you? Does acquiring new skills or expertise learned in workshops or classes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Apply Master Gardener, Apply Master Gardener Volunteer, Florida Master Gardener, Florida Master Gardener Training, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Application, Master Gardener Classes, Master Gardener Information, Master Gardener Training, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteer Application, Sumter County Master Gardener, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Training

Garberia – Garberia heterophylla

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December 14, 2021

Garberia (Garberia heterophylla or Garberia fruiticosa) is a shrubby plant that is a member of the Asteracae or Daisy/Composite family. The foliage of this Florida native plant is rather dull gray-green most of the year until the fall when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Garberia, Lavendar Fall Blooms, Shrubs, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Climbing Aster – Aster carolinianus

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December 14, 2021

Climbing Aster (Aster carolinianus aka Symphyotrichum carolinianum) The climbing aster is one of many asters in Florida. In fact there are 440 different asters in Florida with 331 of them identified as native plants! The climbing aster ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Aster, Asters, Climbing Aster, Fall Blooming Perennial, Native Plant, Pollinator Plants, Purple Flowers, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Fringetree – Chionanthus virginicus

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December 14, 2021

Fringe Tree or Old Man's Beard (Chionanthus Virginicus) is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3A to 9B. Fringe tree is a native plant through many states, as well as Florida in North and Central Florida. It can reach up to 20 feet with a spread ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Chinonanthus Virginicus, Demonstration Garden, Fringe Tree, Native Plant, Old Man's Beard, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Muhly Grass – Muhlenbergia capillaris

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December 14, 2021

Muhly Grass (Muhlbergia capillaris) is a Florida native ornamental grass that is hardy in Florida from USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. Mulhly grass is outstanding in landscapes throughout the year with evergreen foliage. It is particulary attracitve ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Grass With Red Blooms In Fall, Native Grass, Ornamental Grass, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

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