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Category: UF/IFAS

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

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 that were historically… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

380 Million Hurricane Michael feat

  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

Ask Michelle Hackmeyer Aug 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Do you have a hot, dry, full sun area that you would like to make into some kind of interesting garden bed?  First let me be clear when I say ‘full… 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 a frost.  Their… Read More

Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat

Summer Gardening 2nd story July 2020

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 height of summer;… Read More

Wakulla County Extension New OMR Mural

Outdoor Wakulla Living mural

SacredVisionsStudio.com   The Wakulla County Nakashima Family has honored us once again here in June 2020. The Nakashima Family has created our second beautiful mural for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension in the “office meeting room” (OMR), for… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FLORIDA COASTAL SEAFOOD FAVORITES             Florida Steamed Clams Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIENTS 2 dozen Florida clams in-the-shell 1 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 2 teaspoons… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More