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Category: Horticulture

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive…. Read More

The Blackout Season – Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance

 Fertilizer Black Out Season Video click here Fertilizer Ordinance Resources Fertilizer Ordinance Brochure Manatee County Government Fertilizer webpage Required Landscape Best Management Practices training for all landscape professionals Required Green Industry Best Management Practices training for all… Read More

Florida Friendly Landscaping: How to Save Water through “Smart” Irrigation systems

Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Water quality and quantity are essential topics that are in everyone’s mind. Florida’s current population of more than 21 million and 1,000 people moving to Florida… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More

Bring your Entries for the Watermelon Festival Big Melon Contest by Friday June 28th

The 64th  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  We are looking for watermelon entries for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction. Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center,… Read More