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UF/IFAS debuts new gardening videos

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new video series from the University of Florida tackles many common gardening questions with answers from experts with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The short video segments cover topics ranging from when and how to water your lawn to growing your own blackberries. They may be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbnrETfHgIug6UuU-aAlevLinrq9wAIxT.

“The videos are a great starting source of information for gardeners,” said Emily Eubanks, communications coordinator with the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. “They’re quick to watch and provide information from the experts.”

The first installment of the video series contains 14 videos and was uploaded in May. Future videos, such as one about fall gardening, will be added in the coming months.

Topics available now are azalea care, plant purchasing, gardening with annual flowers, growing blackberries, conserving water in the landscape, lawn watering, finding the right plants for your landscape, using landscaping to save energy, testing soil pH, fertilizing trees and shrubs, selecting lawn fertilizer, avoiding over fertilization, and vegetable garden basics and maintenance.

The videos are part of Gardening Solutions, a program initiative by the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. The center focuses on social, environmental and economic issues affecting Florida’s urban landscapes. The video series was funded by the UF/IFAS Institute for Plant Innovation, a multidisciplinary team that researches ways to help people eat better and live healthier lives.

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Contacts

Writer: Robert H. Wells, 352-273-3569; rhwells@ufl.edu

Source: Emily Eubanks, 352-273-4511; eee@ufl.edu

Caption:

Erin Alvarez, a commercial horticulture agent with UF/IFAS Sarasota County Extension, gives tips on how to purchase quality plants in a video from a new series from the UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Ecology and Conservation and the UF/IFAS Institute for Plant Innovation.

 

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