Category Archives: Gardening

WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center is Taking Shape

WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center announces that the project is taking shape. The center will consist of three buildings nestled on six acres of land among beautiful gardens, pathways, and natural habitat to promote an Eco-friendly and sustainable environment. The Auratoriom is nearly enclosed and all interior walls are framed.  Air conditioning and … Continue reading WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center is Taking Shape

Two free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in November 2017

Right plant, Right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on November 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in November 2017

UF/Citrus County Extension Fall Plant Sale Oct. 21

Citrus County Extension’s Master Gardeners announce their annual Fall Plant Sale on October 21 starting at 9:00 AM.  Located at the UF Extension’s Lecanto office on Sovereign Path, admission and parking are free. Master Gardener volunteers are trained to share smart gardening practices with the public using the Florida-friendly landscaping principles including all garden maintenance … Continue reading UF/Citrus County Extension Fall Plant Sale Oct. 21

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in October 2017

Basic principles of Florida-friendly Landscaping™ Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on October 10, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens.  These practices allow gardeners to … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in October 2017

Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival Oct. 7

Pasco Master Gardeners Hosting Plant and Garden Festival UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners are hosting the Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in San Antonio Park, located at 12200 Main Street, San Antonio, Florida. Admission and parking are free. Various … Continue reading Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival Oct. 7

Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

Irrigation efficiency Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on September 5, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Landscape irrigation is supplemental, but often uses 50-70 % of total residential water consumption. Irrigation practices such as seasonal scheduling, catch can calibration and selection of drought tolerant plants are essential to creating a … Continue reading Two Free Florida-friendly Gardening Workshops in September 2017

West Pasco Plant Clinic opens Tuesdays

UF/IFAS Pasco Master Gardeners offering West Pasco Plant Clinic through partnership with Marchman Technical College The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce the opening of the West Pasco Plant Clinic at Marchman Technical College located at 7825 Campus Drive, New Port Richey, in Building Five (5), Office 008B. Pasco Master Gardeners … Continue reading West Pasco Plant Clinic opens Tuesdays

Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Eleven new Master Gardeners complete intensive volunteer training program The UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County Office proudly graduated a class of eleven (11) new Master Gardeners on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program offers an intensive horticultural training for select citizens who then volunteer in their community to teach, conduct research, initiate school … Continue reading Pasco UF/IFAS Graduates 2017 Master Gardeners

Floral City Historic Oak Replacement Update

The Floral City Historic Oak Trees Preservation & Replacement Committee met on Tuesday, 18 July at 9:00 a.m. in the Heritage Museum with Citrus County staff from Public Works Department. The purpose was to agree upon a plan of action to initiate the replacement of historic oaks along Floral City’s “Avenue of Oaks.” As a … Continue reading Floral City Historic Oak Replacement Update

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in August 2017

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on August 8, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in August 2017

Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

The Master Gardener program is accepting new Master Gardener trainees for its next class beginning in September, but because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, this class will be offered on-line. The Master Gardener program will still meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9PM for hands-on … Continue reading Master Gardener Class offers Online Sessions

July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

Wild Edibles Participants will learn which plants have been used for food sources, and how they’ve been prepared. Presenter: Master Gardener Rita Grant Date/Time/Location: Wednesday July 26 @ 10:30 AM at the Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, 34608 Fall Vegetable Gardening Participants will learn the basics about Fall vegetable gardening … Continue reading July/August Events from Hernando County UF/IFAS Extension

Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

The Brooksville Garden Club renewed their Adopt-A-Trail agreement (Area 7) for two more years on the Good Neighbor Trail. Volunteers maintain section of the bicycle & walk trail by keeping it litter free at least 6 times a year. “Little Litter Walks” in the cool mornings give us a friendly walk & talk. Attract your … Continue reading Brooksville Garden Club Renews Adopt-A-Trail

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Turf basics – Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 11, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in July 2017

Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Do you have a love of gardening? Time to share your passion?  A willingness to become a dedicated volunteer? Then the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, through the University of Florida/IFAS – Citrus County Extension may be for you. If this sounds like you, come discover more about this community volunteer educator program at one of … Continue reading Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Class Coming This Summer

Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Hernando Extension Master Gardeners are planning on offering  Master Gardener training this coming August, but trying something new this time. Because it is difficult for many people to take off from work during the week for training, they will be offering this class on-line. Students will meet one evening a week for a few hours … Continue reading Hernando County Extension Piloting a New Master Gardener Class

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

Florida-friendly Landscaping™ principles Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on June 6, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm. The University of Florida developed the 9 basic principles to establish a set of gardening practices which aid gardeners in creating sustainable and successful ornamental gardens.  These practices allow gardeners to create beautiful … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in June 2017

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops offered in April

Right plant, right place Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on April 4, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Once established the right plant is often sustainable without additional supplemental watering.  Choosing appropriate plant materials, planting them correctly and managing them wisely, ensures a gardens success. Classes are held at the … Continue reading Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops offered in April

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Pre‑registration required for ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions in March The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two free ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for anyone who would like to apply for the 2017 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class.  Potential applicants must attend one ‘Meet and Greet’ session on either Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

Turf basics Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on March 7, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.  Managing a healthy lawn is often a full time job and recurring expense. Selection of the right materials to accomplish a specific task is always the best place to start. Sustainable lawn varieties, typical … Continue reading Free Florida-friendly Lawn workshops in Lecanto – March 2017

Hernando County Master Gardener News

To Sod Or Not To Sod Class Wednesday, February 8 @ 10:30 AM by Lilly Browning Is it time to redo your landscape? Have you built a new home? This class will cover the benefits and difficulties of Florida lawn grasses as well as turf alternatives. Spring Vegetable Gardening Class Wednesday, February 22 @ 10:30 … Continue reading Hernando County Master Gardener News

Rare Plan Rescue 1/17 in Citrus County: Volunteers Wanted

Bok Tower Gardens is partnering with the Florida Turnpike Authority, the Florida Forest Service, and local chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society for a rare plant rescue in south Citrus County on Tuesday, January 17th. We are looking for volunteers to help in the relocation of several hundred Showy Dawnflower, Stylisma abdita, from an … Continue reading Rare Plan Rescue 1/17 in Citrus County: Volunteers Wanted

Hernando County Classes from Master Gardeners – January Schedule

Jan. 11, 10:30-12 Your Florida Yard – a Newcomer’s Guide – Bill Lester, Spring Hill Branch  Library Jan 13, 10 AM UF/IFAS Rude Guests in the Garden – Lilly Browning, learn about exotic plants that may threaten your yard and what to do about them – Chinsegut Hill Conservation Center Jan. 14, 8-12 Tree Give-Away … Continue reading Hernando County Classes from Master Gardeners – January Schedule

Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

Hernando County Extension Service is giving away 600 free trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day. Nichole Howard, Hernando County Forester, has made her selections for the annual tree giveaway at the master gardener nursery, 19490 Oliver St. in Brooksville, scheduled for 9 AM on January 14, 2017. An informative presentation about planting and caring for the … Continue reading Free Trees to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day 1/14

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two free ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for anyone who would like to apply for the 2017 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class. Potential applicants must attend one ‘Meet and Greet’ session on either Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. ‑ 12:00 p.m. or Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Free Mulch available for Citrus County Residents

The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management wants to remind everyone that we have an abundance of Coarse Mulch available for residents, free of charge. You can obtain it anytime the Central Landfill is open for business, in amounts from the size of a tote, to a tractor-trailer load. We will load your open-top … Continue reading Free Mulch available for Citrus County Residents