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Tag: Master Gardeners

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

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 made their living… Read More

Easy tips for propagating plants

Plant Collectors Many gardeners love to collect plants. Many of you have pinched stems off a plant when no one was looking! You know who you are!  My Mother was one of those people. If she was at… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

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 grow here in… Read More

Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

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 begin to whither… Read More

Growing Florida Vegetables

Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don’t fret, Florida is a giant producer of… Read More

Planting for Pollinators

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don’t have anything blooming.  There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard… Read More

Fruit trees in your Florida Dooryard

The aloof Florida spring Whew! Spring has been kind to us this year. Instead of the usual week of spring, we must have enjoyed around ten days. There is nothing better than a crisp spring morning in Florida…. Read More

Being Florida-Friendly™

Water, water, everywhere We are in Florida after all. Who would believe we could run out of water? It seems the sunshine state is practically surrounded by water and inland, the fresh water springs and lakes seem abundant…. Read More

Growing food in your landscape

Don’t go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees. Really, also on bushes and shrubs and even ground covers. Going hungry doesn’t seem like an option when you can grow food.  Growing food in your yard seems… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

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 Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. … Read More