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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.

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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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Growing Healthy Palms Program

University of Florida palm and disease Extension specialist Dr. Monica Elliott will share information on palm installation and best management practices. Join us Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Escambia County Central Office Complex for the program. Call 475-5230 or email bbolles@ufl.edu to register for the free program.  

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Spring Garden Festival

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL, Saturday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Noon Join Escambia County Master Gardeners for garden demonstrations, plant information, and a plant sale this Saturday morning. Tour the beautiful gardens and ask one of the many volunteers about Florida Friendly plants and practices. Event will include children’s activities and the McGuire’s Pipe Band. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/03/spring-garden-festival/

Spring Gardening Series Starts March 12

Escambia County Master Gardeners will be presenting gardening topics on various Saturdays this spring for the public.  The programs will be held at Woerner Landscape and Pet Supply, 1332 Creighton Road.  Each program will begin at 10:00. Topics include Water Gardens, Attracting Butterflies and Pollinators, Color in the Garden, Attracting Wildlife, and Container Gardens. Spring Gardening …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/19/spring-gardening-series-starts-march-12/

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