Horticulture

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 …

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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/

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 …

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

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/

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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Master Gardener Program Open House

Escambia County Extension will offer informational sessions for community members who are interested in the 2016-17 Master Gardener Training classes.  The session will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at  9:00 a.m. and last about 30 minutes.  Horticulture Agent Beth Bolles and veteran Master Gardeners will talk about the training classes and Master Gardener projects.  Please let …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/07/19/master-gardener-program-open-house-2/

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