Want to try something fun? Try Elephant garlic in your garden. This relative of our true garlic and leeks form large cloves that can be planted in the fall. Plant about 3 inches deep (top of clove just… Read More
Air layering is an easy method to propagate new plants that results in a larger specimen for potting up. Not every plant can successfully form an air layer and there are specific steps in order to be successful. … Read More
We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training program. If you are interested in learning about gardening and serving the community, please request an application packet by calling 475-5230 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in improving your garden beds with locally produced compost. Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County and ECUA for a compost giveaway on Friday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 (or until compost is gone). Participants will attend… Read More
Shade is to be treasured in the Florida summer and new plant introductions make your opportunities for gardening in the shade easy. Learn more about growing in the shade In the Garden with Escambia Extension.
Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.
We may shy away from drama in our lives but drama in the garden is always welcome. One plant series that will be a prominent feature in any garden bed is the Amazon Dianthus series. Although we normally… Read More
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida and experienced one of their newest additions, a children’s garden. As much a playground as a place for growing plants, it was full of whimsical… Read More
Most ever gardener wants to grow tomatoes but the end results are not always as expected. Learn the techniques for growing productive tomatoes in our climate. Specifics will include when to start seeds, container mixes, and general care…. Read More
Plants have specific ways of telling gardeners that there is a problem, but not all plant symptoms lead us directly to the cause. During drier conditions, we often use wilting leaves as an indicator that water is needed. … Read More