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Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida.  There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to… Read More

Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

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FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid.  Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting.  Even those of us that are native Floridians… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient… Read More

Wakulla Extension 4-H Welcomes Haley Bare!

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  The UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension welcomes Haley Bare as the new 4-H Program Assistant.  Bare will work with 4-H Agent Dr. Rachel Pienta and serve as the site leader for the Panacea 4-H After School… Read More

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants… Read More

Gingers

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green For a lovely tropical appearance in some of your shady spots, try ornamental gingers.  In North Florida gingers are tender perennials that will go dormant in the winter after… Read More

Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Whew!  It was a hot July, and the start of August looks like it will be about the same.  I am not long in the garden during the… Read More