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Learn How to Air Layer

Air layering is an easy method to propagate new plants that results in a larger specimen for potting up.  Not every plant can successfully form an air layer and there are specific steps in order to be successful.  Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener In the Garden for Air Layering on Wednesday, August …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/11/learn-how-to-air-layer/

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training program.  If you are interested in learning about gardening and serving the community, please request an application packet by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/08/08/master-gardener-volunteer-training-class-applications/

Recycling Celebration and Compost Giveaway

Interested in improving your garden beds with locally produced compost. Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County and ECUA for a compost giveaway on Friday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 (or until compost is gone). Participants will attend a 10 minute educational session on curb side composting and then receive two 40 pound bags of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/07/13/recycling-celebration-and-compost-giveaway/

Take Advantage of Your Shade

Shade is to be treasured in the Florida summer and new plant introductions make your opportunities for gardening in the shade easy.  Learn more about growing in the shade In the Garden with Escambia Extension.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/14/take-advantage-of-your-shade/

African Blue Basil for Pollinators

One of the best plants to attract bees and other pollinators to the garden is African blue basil. Learn more about growing this basil In the Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/12/african-blue-basil-for-pollinators/

Lichens In the Garden

Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/07/lichens-in-the-garden/

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 …

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

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 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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