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Don’t Be Afraid to Disturb the Rootball

December 22, 2016

A new tree or shrub is an investment for the future. When we pick an ornamental plant, we have the hope that it will survive for many years and offer seasons of beauty that enhance our landscape. Time is often spent picking a suitable spot, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, General Gardening, Installation, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Plant Installation, Planting, Shrubs, Trees

Look More Deeply for Causes of Leaf Wilt

November 22, 2016

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. This can be a reliable ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, Care, Gardening, General Gardening, Irrigation, Lawns, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Plants, Soil Management, Uncategorized, Watering

Saltbush–a Native Beauty, of Sorts

September 16, 2016

In the spring and summer, no one notices the little green shrub hidden among wax myrtle and marsh elder at the edge of the salt marsh. However, if I'm leading a group of students or a Master Naturalist class through the same area in the fall, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Butterfly Gardening, Fall Flowering Shrub, Groundsel Tree, Native Plants, Native Shrub, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Rain Garden, Saltbush, Shrubs, Wildflowers

The ‘Star’ of Magnolias

February 24, 2016

Magnolias are well known plants to gardeners and many are familiar with the foliage and flowers of these plants. If you are looking for another earlier bloomer, you may want to consider adding a specimen selection to your landscape, the Star ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Flowering Shrubs, Flowers, Garden Design, General Gardening, Magnolia, Mulch, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Shrubs, Star Magnolia, Winter Color

Too Much of a Good Thing?

December 30, 2015

Information on gardening practices is freely shared between gardeners and many times the good advice is helpful in plant selection and improving plant growth. There are some passed along practices that are not always suitable for every situation ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, Epsom Salts, Extension, Fertilizer, Fertilizing, Fetilizer, General Gardening, Magnesium Sulfate, Nutritional Deficiencies, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening, Soil Test

Plan Carefully with Indian Hawthorn

April 7, 2015

One of the most commonly used shrubs in landscapes is the Indian hawthorn, Rhapheolepsis indica. Although not native to Florida, it can be a very attractive shrub when used properly in landscapes. Plants offer spring flowers in pinks and whites ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Best Management Practices, Disease, Disease Management, Garden Design, General Gardening, Indian Hawthorn, Insects, Installation, Ornamental Shrubs, Panhandle Gardening

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