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Old Fenimore Mill Living Shoreline Update
Guest post by: Jackie Hill, Old Fenimore Mill (OFM) Homeowners' Association  Living Shoreline Master Plan Inspires OFM Living Shoreline On March 19, 2019 Savanna Barry, the Regional Specialized Extension Agent based in Cedar Key, FL at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station of the University of Florida posted her “Living Shoreline.


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This Spring, Take the FFL Pledge
Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, grass is growing and many of us are heading outdoors to spruce up our gardens and home landscapes. Yardwork is different from most home improvement projects—there’s more to it than fixing what’s broken, adding something new or redecorating


Foolproof Palm Care: Needle Palm
When it comes to finding a tropical plant which can tolerate below-freezing temperatures, the Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix), is a winner, having been known to tolerate temperatures as low as -15 d F. Planting Site Although relatively slow-growing, needle palms grow to 8 ft


Foolproof Palm Care: Phoenix spp.
Included in the Phoenix genus of palms (USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11), are: P. reclinata (Senegal date palm), P


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    Foolproof Palm Care: Chinese Fan Palm
    The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistonia chinensis) is on the short list of palms that happily grow in USDA Hardiness Zone 9. It is a relatively slow-growing palm, but once the trunk emerges from beneath the 'skirt' of fronds, its stately presence in your landscape is certainly worth the wait


    Catch the Nature Coast Currents in 2023
    The Nature Coast Currents webinar series aims to communicate and catalog research happening along Florida's Nature Coast. In 2022-2023, the series focuses especially along the southern portion encompassed by the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco County