Elizabeth Bolles

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Name: Elizabeth Bolles
Date registered: February 2, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Repeat Blooming Azaleas — April 11, 2017
  2. Dividing Perennials In the Garden — March 27, 2017
  3. In the Garden with Warm Season Herbs — March 23, 2017
  4. Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer — March 3, 2017
  5. All About Growing Tomatoes — February 24, 2017

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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.  …

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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 …

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

Change Lawn Practices for the Season

Changing temperatures and shortening day lengths also brings changes in lawn care practices.  Even though rainfall is currently lacking, turf will not require the same frequency of water as during summer conditions.  Grasses are storing food in stems and roots and not growing very much at this time of year.  Routine watering may lead to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/11/16/change-lawn-practices-for-the-season/

Fall Gardening Series: Container Gardens

Interested in gardening in small spaces? Join Escambia County Master Gardeners on Wednesday, November 9 for ‘Container Gardening’ at the Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N 57th Ave.  Program will feature different uses of containers and how to use a variety of plants to add color to your landscape or porch.  The session will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/11/01/fall-gardening-series-container-gardens/

Winter Weed Management

Temperatures will soon be cooling down and some of our winter weeds will begin germinating.  If weeds such as Annual bluegrass, chickweed, or henbit have been problems in the lawn in previous years, consider applying a pre emergent herbicide when our nighttime temps reach 55-65 degrees F for about a week.  You may choose a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/17/winter-weed-management/

Fall Garden Festival October 1

Join Escambia County Extension and the Master Gardeners for the Fall Garden Festival this Saturday, October 1, 8:00 – Noon. Event will include garden demonstrations, horticulture information, and a plant sale. Visit with plant societies and pick up free ‘Bloom’ compost from ECUA (bring your own containers). We will see you Saturday morning at 3740 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/28/fall-garden-festival-october-1/

Two Opportunities to Learn about Fall Gardening

Escambia County Extension is offering two programs on Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.  Both will cover information on soils, starting with seeds and transplants, and tips for growing the favorite Fall edibles. Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Molino Library Friday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. at the Escambia County Extension office

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/07/two-opportunities-to-learn-about-fall-gardening/

Fall Gardening Series with Escambia Extension

UF IFAS Escambia County Extension will be teaching a series of gardening courses for the Fall season. These talks are part of the community programs presented by Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church. The topics presented by Extension faculty and Florida Master Gardeners will cover edibles, wildlife, and adding colorful plants to the garden. Each program …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/08/30/fall-gardening-series-with-escambia-extension/

Master Gardener Training Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2016-17 Master Gardener Volunteer Training class are now available.  If you are interested in learning about horticulture and serving as a volunteer with UF IFAS Escambia County Extension, please contact Beth at bbolles@ufl.edu or stop by the office (3740 Stefani Road) for an information packet and application.  Applications will be available until …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/08/17/5011/

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