Category: Horticulture

Strawberry Plant Fundraiser

strawberries

The Baker County Extension Master Gardener Program is currently taking orders for strawberry plants as part of their annual fall fundraiser.  Strawberries make a great addition to the fall vegetable garden and are also perfect for containers.  Plants… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming: Native Milkweeds

waterlily flower and leaves

Named by Ponce de Leon in 1513, La Florida means “Land of Flowers” — and indeed it is!  Florida has more than 3,600 native and naturalized flowering species. Wildflowers are plants that grow in their natural state with… Read More

Wild Weeds – Virginia Creeper

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia .Virginia Creeper is a vine found in rural and urban areas, climbing up trees, light poles, fences and more. It ranges from a dark brown/purple to green… Read More

Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Morning-Glories Ipomea sp. There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, white… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course

Florida Master Gardener

UF/IFAS Extension Baker County is once again offering the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course. WHO ARE THE MASTER GARDENERS? Master Gardeners are volunteer educators of the horticultural arts and sciences. With training from UF/IFAS Extension, Master Gardeners are active in their communities,… Read More

Wild Weeds – Yellow Jessamine

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Yellow Jessamine, also called Carolina Jasmine, is a Florida native but will only catch your eye for a short period. The vine is often found trailing through… Read More