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Florida’s Water Resources are Under Stress

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Florida’s water resources are under stress due in part to its’ large and growing human population and use of traditional landscaping practices. These practices, emphasizing turf grass usage, often require substantial applications… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener March/April 2020 Newsletter

March_April 2020 MGV Newsletter

If you have any questions or suggestions for future articles please email to wakullamg@ifas.ufl.edu Follow Us Follow Us       The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational… Read More

Azaleas for Early Spring Color

Shady Garden Azaleas March 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green One of the first ornamental shrubs to bloom in late winter or early spring in my shady landscape is the azalea.  They bring a burst of color to an otherwise dull winter… Read More

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Potato (Solanum tuberosum) One of the first crops planted in the north Florida vegetable garden in the New Year is the potato, also known as the “Irish potato” to differentiate it from… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Shady Garden Native Trees February 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More

Water Quality Degradation

January 2020 MGV Ask Mr Dan

  Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins         Florida water resources Florida, arguably has more water resources than any other state in the nation. However, they are not limitless and its’ large and continually growing… Read More

Georgia Aster Part II

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Sun loving plants Most present day residents are not aware Florida’s climate was not always the warm semitropical one it is today. In prehistoric times, Florida was much cooler and drier as… Read More

Native Trees for Shade

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green As the weather cools down, I find that I can endure more time in the yard this time of year better than during the heat of summer!  During the winter months I… Read More