Maria Quirico

Maria Quirico is the University of Florida, IFAS Monroe County Extension Environmental Horticulture Agent. In this role, she actively promotes the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and offers the community essential education, guidance, and resources concerning horticultural and environmental topics.

THIS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROGRAM OFFERS INSIGHTS INTO SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING

In an age of environmental awareness, the Florida-friendly landscaping (FFL) program offers practical insights into sustainable landscaping practices.  Led by the University of Florida's Institute...

A LOOK AT THE NATIVE EVERGREENS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

As the holiday season unfolds in the Florida Keys, a unique blend of festive cheer paints the streets and homes of our coastal paradise.  While...

CAN PUMPKINS GROW IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

Pumpkins hold significant cultural value worldwide, symbolizing themes of harvest, abundance and changing seasons. They are versatile in culinary traditions, from pumpkin pies to...

EXOTIC ADDITIONS: EXPLORING THE PRICE OF NON-NATIVE ORNAMENTALS IN GARDENS

Who can resist the charm of exotic plants? Their vibrant colors, unusual shapes and intriguing origins captivate us, transporting our imagination to far-off lands.  From...

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FUNCTIONALLY CAFFEINATED WELLNESS: THE OMEGA INDEX, PART 2

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