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Horticulture Extension agents provide homeowners, HOA, plant nurseries and landscape professionals with information on Florida Friendly Landscape plants (FFL) including lawn care, plant selection, water conservation, insect and disease management through a variety of workshops. Master Gardener volunteers also work with schools training Jr. Master Gardeners on projects such as community gardens.  They provide thousands of hours of service to the local community.  Volunteers also answer questions and conduct soil pH tests in county offices while creating educational opportunities to expand the educational mission of UF/IFAS.

LAWNS, GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES

What is the tall tree with red flowers on it?

Red maple, Acer rubrum, is the tree you are seeing locally. Like the dogwood, it is best to purchase one grown in Florida, so consider purchasing one...
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Purple deadnettle

Thank you for bringing in a sample which made it much easier to identify. The weed is purple deadnettle, Lamium purpureum. This winter annual...
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What is this stuff growing on my oak trees?

The plants attached to your tree are ball mosses.  Despite their common names, Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) and ball moss (Tillandsia...
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