Elizabeth Bolles

Author's details

Name: Elizabeth Bolles
Date registered: February 2, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Take Advantage of Your Shade — June 14, 2017
  2. African Blue Basil for Pollinators — June 12, 2017
  3. Not All Palm Fertilizers are the Same — June 8, 2017
  4. Lichens In the Garden — June 7, 2017
  5. Necessary Maintenance for Zoysiagrass — June 2, 2017

Author's posts listings

Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer

Many of us want an attractive lawn this season and recent warm weather encourages us to act now. Be cautious not to act too quickly with your fertilizer application. Despite warmer temperatures, it is still the recommendation to wait until April for applying nitrogen fertilizer. UF studies show that nitrogen applied before April 15 easily …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/03/03/wait-until-april-for-lawn-fertilizer/

All About Growing Tomatoes

Most ever gardener wants to grow tomatoes but the end results are not always as expected. Learn the techniques for growing productive tomatoes in our climate. Specifics will include when to start seeds, container mixes, and general care. Learn to choose selections that have shown success in our climate. Participants will be able to purchase …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/24/all-about-growing-tomatoes/

Solitary Bees Make Their Return

Consider yourself lucky this year if your landscape is found to be a suitable spot for one of our solitary bees. Late winter and spring are the times when these beneficial bees begin their development, causing interest and concern for many homeowners. The majority of bee species do not produce a colony. The solitary bees …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/15/solitary-bees-make-their-return/

Spring Garden Series: Tried and True Perennials

Join Escambia County Master Gardeners as they share their expertise on hardy perennials to add color to your landscape.  Program is Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N 57th Avenue, Pensacola

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/10/spring-garden-series-tried-and-true-perennials/

Tree Planting Techniques

Learn the best planting techniques for your new container tree or shrub.  

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/02/06/tree-planting-techniques/

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Before you perform the traditional topping on your crape myrtle, watch the new video from Escambia Extension Horticulture about crape myrtle pruning techniques.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/01/31/pruning-crape-myrtles/

Limited Pesticide Trainings Available

Pesticide licenses are required by any lawn or landscape company who will be applying pesticides (including herbicides) as part of their job.  Many lawn professionals who treat plant beds for weeds, only need a Limited pesticide license.  In order to obtain this license, the Florida Department of Agriculture requires that each person attend a 6 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/01/26/limited-pesticide-trainings-available/

Winter Time Herbs

There are several herbs that thrive in cooler winter temperatures.  There is still time for you to plant seeds of dill and parsley and transplants of your favorite thyme.  The dill will go to seed in spring, the parsley will last for two seasons, and the thyme will spread in the garden for many years.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/01/06/winter-time-herbs/

Winter Vegetable Video

Learn about growing vegetables in winter from Escambia Extension.  View the video.  

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/01/03/winter-vegetable-video/

Gardening Program and Tree Giveaway

Not all the plants in your landscape may be beneficial. There are invasive exotic plants that can take over an area and impact native plants and animals. The Master Gardeners will present a program on recognizing common invasive plants and the best techniques for removing these plants All those pre registered (up to 50) will …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/12/19/gardening-program-and-tree-giveaway/

Older posts «

» Newer posts