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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden

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Ask Wakulla 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

Spice Up the Butterfly Garden with Mexican Sunflower

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens This year, I tried something new for my butterfly garden.  I wanted a tall, vigorous plant for my bed of sunflowers and giant cosmos, something that would bloom during… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who… 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

Sago Palm Cold Damage

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient… Read More

UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES – LINK

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Click on links (headers on images) to reach the main website of UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES VACCINATIONS OVERVIEW   Vaccine Availability   Vaccine Safety   Vaccine Science   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)… Read More

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