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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… 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… Read More

Eliminating Tree Seedling Permanently

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Get Rid of Unwanted Vegetation Do you have little tree seedlings growing up along a fence, in a hedge, or near other shrubs?  And every time you cut one… Read More

Southern Peas

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Easy Vegetable to Grow One of the easiest vegetables to grow in your summer vegetable garden is the southern pea, also known as cowpeas or field peas.  Not only… Read More

Florida’s Water Resources are Under Stress

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… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener March/April 2020 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… Read More

Azaleas for Early Spring Color

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… Read More

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

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… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

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… Read More

Water Quality Degradation

  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… Read More