Friday, December 9, 2011

Looking for a Great Christmas Gift?

...then look no further! The Polk County Master Gardener 2012 calendar is now available for sale!
The calendar is FULL of gardening information, photographs, useful planting guides and important gardening dates. This is THE BEST stocking stuffer, hostess gift, gift for a neighbor or fellow gardener that you will find in Polk County.
Contact the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service at 863-519-8677 to purchase a calendar for $8 (plus $2 for shipping and handling). For more information:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Master Gardeners Inspiring Yards

Master Gardeners have the most inspiring and interesting landscapes. Many times you visit their home and are completely surprised by what you find behind a fence or hedge. They enjoy spending time in their yards, collecting unusual plants and experimenting with growing techniques. I always find great ideas for my own yard when I visit a Master Gardener's yard. Do you live near a Master Gardener? What kind of ideas for your own yard do you get from your friends and neighbors?

Rain barrels.

A beautiful spot to relax after a long day.

A garden path through a butterfly garden.

Shrubs, perennials and trees combined to create privacy (and a great view) from the pool.

Wildlife is important to Master Gardeners!

An inviting entrance.

Florida-Friendly landscape.

A traditional backyard transformed into a beautiful oasis!

Bricks and flagstones combined for paths and patios.