Monday, June 27, 2016

Garden Center Wall

If you are looking for a little creative inspiration for an old shed, a fence or wall in your yard, look no further!  Master Gardener Molly Griner used her artistic talents to create a masterpiece on the wall of Sigman EarthScapes in Lake Alfred.  She has also painted a shed on the grounds of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County as well as our Little Free Library.    Using old paint, this can be a fun way to create a signature feature in your landscape or just add a bit of whimsy to a neglected part of the landscape.  Creativity is an important part of Florida-Friendly Landscaping!



Friday, June 24, 2016

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden at the SPCA of Florida

Have you visited our Florida-Friendly Landscaping demonstration garden at the SPCA of Florida recently?  This garden is open to the public and features pet-friendly plants.  If you are concerned about your pet ingesting a poisonous plant, visit this garden for ideas.  The plants are low-maintenance, watered with micro-irrigation and maintained by Master Gardeners.  For more information on our demonstration gardens visit our website.





Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What's going on in June?

Following the Principles: Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard, Lunch & Learn Workshop
Friday, June 10, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Lakeland Police Dept. Community Room, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland
Register here: http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com

Propagation Made Easy Workshop
Saturday, June 11, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, 1702 US Hwy 17 South, Bartow
Register here: http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Lunch & Learn Workshop
Thursday, June 23, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
Haines City Public Library, 111 N. 6th Street, Haines City
Register here: http://polkgardening.eventbrite.com