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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Soil has many names, just not the “D-word”

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For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the “d-word” when discussing soil science.  In some instances, we had a “d-word” swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the… Read More

Mr. Shepard “Shep” Eubanks, We will miss you……

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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

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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… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook – Prepare for Natural Disasters

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Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image below for the printable 133p manual. Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image above for the printable 133p manual. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

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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… 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

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

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  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. –… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

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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… 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… Read More