Tag: gardening

Gardeners Beware! Milkweed Toxicity

As gardeners, we are aware of skin irritations due to contact from plants such as, Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum), and Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), found right in our Florida Keys backyards. But, the eyes, the eyes! Corneal Endothelial Toxicity, a toxicity… Read More

Alexis Green Grows With 4-H Horticulture Program!

Over the October 11 weekend, Wakulla County 4-H youth Alexis Green represented Florida 4-H at the 85th Annual National Junior Horticulture Association (NJHA) competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. Green, the daughter of Samantha and Ronnie Isaacs of Sopchoppy, is… Read More

Ornamental Grasses – A Great Choice for Central Florida

As the seasons change so does our outdoor landscape.  Some plants are languishing while others are chugging along producing flowers.  A beautiful and easy-to-maintain addition to a landscape are ornamental grasses.  They add subtle colors this time of… Read More

How do I attract the “good bugs?”

The nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping* are designed to help: Save water Support wildlife Reduce guesswork Improve water quality Make YOUR ideal landscape a reality!   *(Need a refresher on the 9 FFL Principles? Check out this previous… Read More

October Lawn Care

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn GreenAfter hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More

2nd Annual Garden Festival is Coming Together

Last Year’s success It was not quite a year ago the Highlands County Master Gardeners had their inaugural Garden Festival and plant sale.  They themed it, Let It Grow!  And grow it did; from a great plant sale… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More