When beautyberries start producing their eye-catching, bright purple fruit, we start to get lots of questions. People want to know what it is, where can they find it, and can they eat it? While the… Read More
Category: Home Landscapes
A few months back, a reader sent me a photo of an interesting cocoon he noticed on a cypress tree. He was along the Choctawhatchee River in Washington County, which has some beautiful hardwood swamp… Read More
Lemongrass is an easy herb to grow in the North Florida Garden. Learn the basics of plant care and ideas for use in the kitchen with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
Swamp bay (Persea palustris) trees are among my favorites. After working in wetlands for years and observing the fascinating adaptations that plants must make to thrive there, I have a soft spot for wetland… Read More
Learn about okra in summer’s heat and when to harvest for tender fruit with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
Some foods just transport you to summertime. Ice cream, watermelon, and blueberries top my list. The sweet juiciness of a fresh-picked blueberry on a hot afternoon is one of life’s simple pleasures. Thankfully, northwest Florida… Read More
Pesticide labels are not exciting reading materials but they contain necessary details about the specific product. The label information helps you with many decisions to use the product correctly and protect yourself and the environment… Read More
Lilies offer one of our most striking flowers in the garden. Learn a few basics about growing lilies in your own garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers.
The bay laurel tree in the Escambia County Demonstration Garden had some dead branches on the outer canopy. Further investigation led us to the culprit, the black twig borer. Learn more In the Garden with… Read More
Many gardeners enjoy saving their own seeds for next year’s garden. Learn the basic steps of saving seeds from your favorite tomato selections with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County. View the handout version too.