Your central Florida yard podcast cover with butterfly, tomato plant, and saw palmetto leafSpanish moss: creepy or cool?

What comes to mind when you think of a southern landscape? Large, graceful oaks draped oh-so-perfectly with Spanish moss? Spanish moss is a quintessential part of our landscapes “down south” and it is often something that interests our visitors. What do you know about Spanish moss—there are many myths and legends but are they true? Find out in this episode of Your Central Florid Yard.

A new episode out now from Your Central Florida Yard

Your Central Florida Yard, a podcast from UF/IFAS Extension Polk County has a new episode on Spanish moss. Listen to it on Spotify (below) or where ever you listen to podcasts.

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For this episode get outside, either in your yard, or in a natural setting. Do you see Spanish moss? How does it make you feel? Do you like how it looks? Think about the first time you saw Spanish moss if you are new to the area. Share photos with us on our social media sites.

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For more information, contact UF/IFAS Extension Polk County at (863) 519-1041 or visit us online at The Plant Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm to answer your gardening and landscaping questions. Give us a call or email us at

If you are not in Polk County, Contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic.

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