Azaleas always provide a much-loved burst of color in the spring in North Florida. The large masses of pink flowers most people love seeing in the spring are not the only azalea
s in the Rhododendron genus worth loving. For those ... READ MORE
Valentine’s Day may have you thinking all hearts and what better place to see hearts than in your garden?
Dicentra spectabilis, or more commonly known as Bleeding Heart is a plant that is not seen too often in the North Florida area. ... READ MORE
Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office. The mission of the Master ... READ MORE
Its about being all around healthy
I know you've learned about exercising your body and I'm certain you've thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as much as your physical ... READ MORE
One of the easiest ways to attract wildlife is to plant flowers, shrubs and trees that birds and pollinators need for their species to survive. It’s easy to attract these beneficial guests to your yard or patio by selecting the right plant ... READ MORE
A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing?
We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall ... READ MORE
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE
Monarch butterflies have been on earth for more than 10 million years. Sadly, the monarch butterfly numbers have substantially dropped over the last two decades.
The monarch is the only butterfly species in the world to undertake a long-distance ... READ MORE
Harvesting Your Potatoes
The very best part of planting potatoes is harvesting them. Its like your personal egg hunt. This season I have battled with Armyworms, Grubs and Stinkbugs on my potato plants so I have been harvesting all along, first ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational ... READ MORE