Green: Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101

Saturday, April 19

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I know next to nada about the types of flora that grow best in Florida. My lawn reflects this lack of understanding, with a few random banana plants the sole decoration in a yard overrun by weeds. I wish I could say I was proud of possessing my own personal wasteland, but like any normal person, I want to be surrounded by a lush landscape that is both eco-friendly and fills my neighbors with envy. So enrolling in "Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101: The Right Plant for the Right Place" seems like a no-brainer. This conference is based on the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program created by UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Designed to educate homeowners about the benefits of Florida-friendly landscaping, the program is based on nine key principles, among them "Right Plant/Right Place" and "Use Pesticides Wisely." For info, visit or call 813-744-5519. Sat., April 19, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 C.R. 579, Seffner, $30 per person.

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