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The Neighborhood Gardener – December

hollyThis month in The Neighborhood Gardener:

  • Florida-Friendly Plant List and Landscape Design Guide Released – This new guide is for homeowners who want to design their own Florida-Friendly Landscapes. There’s information on design strategies, worksheets, and the Florida-Friendly Plant List, with UF/IFAS-recommended plants for each region of the state.
  • Great Gardening Gift Books – The IFAS Extension bookstore offers many books, ID decks, and other gardening paraphernalia, all of which make great gifts or stocking stuffers for the Florida gardener.
  • Plant of the Month: ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ Holly – This holly can provide plenty of seasonal color each winter with its bright red berries, and will give any Florida landscape an evergreen plant that looks good year-round.
  • December in Your Garden – Winter shifts the focus from outdoors to indoor plants. Temperature, light, and humidity are key to insuring that indoor plants thrive.
  • Friend or Foe? Foe: Peach Fruit Fly – Considered one of the most serious fruit fly pests, the peach fruit fly lays its eggs in fruits and vegetables, rendering the produce inedible. Despite its name, the peach fruit fly actually attacks a wide array of fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
  • Cooking with Fresh Herbs – Herbs are a staple in Florida gardens. But once you’ve grown them, what do you do with them? A new EDIS document answers that question with a variety of cooking methods for herbs, along with some recipes.
  • Master Gardener Specialist Update – This month, we are featuring Erin Alvarez, explaining some of the ways in which plants affect our physical and psychological health.

Read the December issue.

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