Science Quest: Florida Friendly Landscaping

Join Steve Barnes as he meets with Anne Yasalonis from the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension for a converstion on Florida Friendly Landscaping. Anne walks you through their demonstration garden as she identifies the right plants to use in the right place.

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  1. Giovanni Funaro on March 11, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I agree . . this was a good video and NOT a waste of time. She had a good attitude; informative but not condescending.

  2. Melissa Lammers on March 11, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Wonderful video EXCEPT for one thing — the oyster plant is an invasive (which she said not to plant). Perhaps not invasive in Polk County.

  3. Nazar Deputat on March 11, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Around 18th minute are vinca.

  4. AntBee on March 11, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Nice look around the garden, mix of native and drought tolerant plants. Not having to water landscaping once established is my new goal.

  5. Roger Hammer on March 11, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    To her credit she talked about invasive species but then she pointed out Tradescantia spathacea (oysterplant), a Category I invasive species, and stood right next to a flowering Stachytarpheta cayennensis (nettleleaf vervain), a Category II invasive species, while talking about underground irrigation. She also pointed out a yellow-flowered plant of Asclepias curassavica (tropical milkweed), responsible for infecting monarch and queen butterfly larvae with OE, a debilitating protozoan parasite. It, too, is invasive but is yet unlisted. It would be better to promote native milkweeds. UF/IFAS could do better, and pay more attention to Florida native species in general

  6. Ariel Benshimon on March 11, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    This is an awesome video! I did a similar project and purchased my landscaping tools at

  7. Zero deconduite on March 11, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    She’s great! And he asks good questions. Thank you for sharing this! 🤗😊

  8. John Alexander on March 11, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I’m pretty sure those are Vinca, not Impatiens.

  9. Conny Kersey on March 11, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Very informative. Great job!

  10. Anthony Seaton on March 11, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Any suggestions for fire ants? I’ve used many products and just move to another spot in the yard.

  11. BΔᴆ MєᴆÎÇÎNє on March 11, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    What is a larval plant? He’ll eat the leaves… lol!

  12. Vulture Culture on March 11, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    This video is amazing, thank you so much for making it.

  13. Mike Parella on March 11, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    "people think it’s just a bunch of weeds … what is this?" "this is a native wildflower … it’s a weed." way to break dispell those misconceptions.

  14. The Ropes of Renovation on March 11, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    The first plant looks scrappy and so does the porter weed. Such ugly, boring same old, same old plants.

  15. 7saany on March 11, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Where. Can I get. These plants?

  16. Gina S on March 11, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Wonderful and informative video.

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