The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More
Love and Hate Facebook gardening groups will light up at the mention of Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex. Comments like “Worst weed ever!”, “My favorite plant!”, “Invasive! Pull it out quickly!”, and “It’s so easy to grow, I love… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If IKEA furniture can be designed in Sweden, produced in China and assembled in Florida, then so can a garden. This was the thinking behind University of Florida lecturer Gerardo Nunez’s creation of gardening kits… Read More
Master Gardener Volunteer Diane Forrest discovered that battling mealybugs can be a difficult task here in Florida. Read all about what she learned while putting into practice University of Florida suggestions for controlling these garden pests!
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color,… Read More
Starting a vegetable garden for the first time? Need a refresher in laying out a square foot garden grid? We offer a series of videos to help you start a successful vegetable garden. Learn how to: Properly lay… Read More
Let it Grow The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, “Let it Grow” described the process to a Tee…. Read More
This week Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Don Philpott (email@example.com) offers up some gardening tips to try in your garden. Read Don’s other articles [here].
Planning and Preparing Saturday, April 6, 2019, we hosted our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale. Planning for our group began last fall, with many of us dividing perennials, planting seeds, and rooting cuttings during the winter months. The… Read More
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