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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Oct 2020 MGV Linda Clemens feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

380 Million Hurricane Michael feat

  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

Ask Michelle Hackmeyer Aug 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Do you have a hot, dry, full sun area that you would like to make into some kind of interesting garden bed?  First let me be clear when I say ‘full… Read More

Gingers

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green For a lovely tropical appearance in some of your shady spots, try ornamental gingers.  In North Florida gingers are tender perennials that will go dormant in the winter after a frost.  Their… Read More

Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat

Summer Gardening 2nd story July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Whew!  It was a hot July, and the start of August looks like it will be about the same.  I am not long in the garden during the height of summer;… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More

Patrick Williams is new extension agent

Pat Williams New Ext Director

The Wakulla News presents 6/4/2020 Article By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer Williams comes to Wakulla from position as residential horticulture agent in Sarasota County Extension Director Patrick Williams Patrick Williams’ love of horticulture dates back… Read More

Aztec Grass, Mondo Grass, and Lioriope for Shady Areas

Aztec Grass June 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   All three of these non-native ‘grasses’ make lovely groundcovers and borders in the shady landscape.  Each prefers partial shade, and a few do okay in sunnier areas.  They are relatively easy… Read More