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Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida.  There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked… Read More

Another great Florida Panhandle summer plant: Brown-eyed Susan

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Recently I wrote about Firebush, Hamelia patens, a great summer shrub.  Today, it’s Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, a tough summer flowering plant with a profusion of sunny yellow… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

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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… Read More

Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa subsp. Nipposinica)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the first things that we plant in our fall garden is a mild, heat resistant green called mustard spinach, also known as tendergreen mustard or komatsuna.  Mustard… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

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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… Read More

Wakulla County Extension New OMR Mural

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SacredVisionsStudio.com   The Wakulla County Nakashima Family has honored us once again here in June 2020. The Nakashima Family has created our second beautiful mural for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension in the “office meeting… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FLORIDA COASTAL SEAFOOD FAVORITES             Florida Steamed Clams Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIENTS 2 dozen Florida clams in-the-shell 1 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup green onions,… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

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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… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension is OPEN!

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,… Read More