With the cooling weather many of us are excited to get some landscaping work done. Winter is a great time to add fresh mulch, to do a thorough check of your irrigation system, and to start planning for… Read More
My friend from Pennsylvania was surprised to hear that I had just planted a Fall vegetable garden. She had never heard of two season vegetable gardening. In fact, September in Central Florida is a good time to plant… Read More
Cool Weather Gardening By Joy Derksen, Master Gardener 2007 Gardening chores? Of course! This is Florida where we garden all year round. Cooler weather frees us from some insect pests and makes gardening less sweaty. Vegetables There is… Read More
As we enter the fall in Northeast Florida, gardening becomes a bit more tolerable. Temperatures drop and many of our fall and winter vegetables get their opportunity to shine in the garden. One of these plants to think… Read More
Coming from the Northeast, I used to understand how seasons and cold weather worked in the garden. In the fall it got colder, leaves dropped, and most of the plants just stopped growing and winter blooming was very… Read More
People aren’t the only ones who leave colder climates for the sunshine state. Look for these birds migrating to Florida this winter!
Just as our diets change with the seasons, so do the diets of grazing cattle and other livestock. In the spring and summer, these animals munch on perennial grasses, but in the fall and winter these grasses go… Read More
Even though cold weather can easily ruin a garden, growing cold-hardy plants can keep a garden healthy through the winter. Annuals Once your summer annuals start to fade, replace them with flowers that can withstand freezing temperatures. Examples… Read More
Have you considered how winter months can present their own specific safety considerations throughout the home? Learn how to protect yourself and your family by minimizing the risk of fires and other hazards. Heating the Home Fireplaces At the… Read More
Don’t let winter’s cold weather freeze your conservation-friendly habits; use the following tips to stay sustainable.