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Here we see a monarch butterfly on Asclepias currassavica often called milkweed or butterfly plant. 

There are so many common names for the same plant, confirm you have the correct plant by using the scientific name.

This plant closely resembles Lantana camara which is a highly invasive plant and should NOT be used in the landscape.

People in our community play the biggest role in what we do.

Thank you, to our clients, employees, and vendors!

 

We can become involved in our local community simply by sourcing our materials needs from local businesses such as:

  • nurseries
  • farmers markets
  • fresh food stores
  • local vendors and suppliers

Just by doing this, the carbon emissions related to obtaining your products reduced. Why?

  • LCA (Lifetime Carbon Assessment) is a measure of carbon emissions related to our products
  • This measurement begins with inception/production and ends when it reaches your home.
  • For instance:
    • LCA of trucked in plant material and produce is much higher
    • Nurseries carry local cultivars adapted to your region
    • When nurseries such as South Seminole obtain plants locally, LCA is reduced
    • As an added benefit, we are supporting our local economy
  • As an added benefit, nurseries have a knowledgeable staff that enjoys their work
  • Conversely, Big box stores buy in quantity
    • Plant varieties they stock may not be best for our zone because they purchase regionally
    • When plants are purchased regionally, they must be trucked in often over 100's of miles
    • Because of this, the plants in big box stores are more expensive
    • Staff at big box stores often have little training in regards to landscaping and plants
  • When shopping for plants and supply, consider this, support the local economy, & save money!

We support a local nurseries for plant material!

You have a valuable resource in your county!

Get in touch with your local extension office for advice for urban horticulture:

http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/extension-services/

Extension agents can help answer questions.  Seminole county help desk:  407-665-5550

Want to learn more about sustainable landscaping?

Attend a Landscape workshop with the extension service:

Contact:  Taryn Sudol

  • Florida-Friendly Landscape Extension Agent
  • UF-IFAS Extension at Seminole County
  • 250 W. Country Home Rd
  • Sanford, FL 32773-6197
  • 407-665-5575

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www.seminolecountyfl.gov/fyn

Interested in edible landscaping? 

Contact the extension office in your county for a free guide to planning your first Florida vegetable garden!

  • For the next scheduled veggie garden class contact:
  • Gabbie Milch, Urban Horticulturalist for Seminole County
  • email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone:  407-665-5558

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