Our landscapes are becoming important spaces for many animals to find food, water, and shelter. You can enjoy many beautiful plants while supplementing the diet of a favorite garden visitor, the hummingbird. Learn about a couple of nectar… Read More
Looking for a unique ‘vegetable’ plant to add to a garden area or container? Lipstick Peppers or Burgundy Okra can do just that! Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener volunteers for a plant sale featuring both… Read More
Many pollinator gardens in North Florida will disappear with the first frost as tender perennials die back during cold weather. Thoughtful plant selection can help you maintain food sources for pollinators and attractive landscape spaces when our frequent… Read More
Love to learn more about gardening in the Panhandle? Plan to attend a special education day, Saturday, October 20, organized by UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardeners. There will be several sessions featuring the topics of turf… Read More
You love hydrangeas but have a sunny landscape? There are beautiful hydrangeas available at local nurseries that will grow well in sunnier locations. Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’) is a large deciduous shrub that is a show piece in the summer garden…. Read More
A very popular landscape shrub installed by both professionals and homeowners is Loropetalum or Chinese fringe. This shrub offers attractive foliage and flowers along with begin evergreen. When you visit a nursery to select this plant for your… Read More
Many gardens in Escambia County are showing the signs of cold damage but there are plants that are adapted to seasonal changes in weather. The ‘Marvel’ Mahonia is an attractive evergreen that is actually blooming now. If temps were… Read More
Interested in a beautiful annual that will add a tropical touch to your garden. Join Carol Lord in the garden to learn about the Candlebush cassia.
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.
We may shy away from drama in our lives but drama in the garden is always welcome. One plant series that will be a prominent feature in any garden bed is the Amazon Dianthus series. Although we normally… Read More