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Calamondin ( Citrofortunella microcarpa) II

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Calamondin ( Citrofortunella microcarpa) One of the most useful fruit trees for the north Florida home garden is the calamondin.   A calamondin (also known as calamansi) is a small, tart, juicy… 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

Camellias Offer Fall/Winter Color

Shady Gardening Camellias November 2019

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green After enjoying the lovely colors of wildflowers and leaves changing in September and October, there are few plants in my landscape that offer a punch of color in late fall like camellias. … Read More

The Wakulla Gardener Nov/Dec 2019 Newsletter

The Wakulla Gardener Nov_Dec 2019

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, religion,… Read More

Survival of the Georgia Aster

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins  Common wildflowers For thousands of years the Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum) was a common wild flower occurring throughout much of the southeastern United States. Large grazers such as bison and wooly mammoth… 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

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd. … Read More

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

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August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

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July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More