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The Wakulla Gardener March/April 2020 Newsletter

March_April 2020 MGV Newsletter

If you have any questions or suggestions for future articles please email to wakullamg@ifas.ufl.edu Follow Us Follow Us       The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational… Read More

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite.” This theme was chosen to remind people of some of the basic nutrition… Read More

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Infused Oils & Vinegars – CANCELLED

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CLASS: Infused Oils & Vinegars DATE: March 16, 2020 TIME: 6-8pm LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension, 84 Cedar Ave., Crawfordville COST: $10/person (cash or check only) Learn how to make simple and delicious flavor-infused oils and vinegars that can… Read More

Azaleas for Early Spring Color

Shady Garden Azaleas March 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green One of the first ornamental shrubs to bloom in late winter or early spring in my shady landscape is the azalea.  They bring a burst of color to an otherwise dull winter… Read More

Northern Gulf Salt Marshes: Vital for Many Reasons

Different plant zones are plainly visible here between cordgrass and needlerush patches.

Franklin County is fortunate to have an abundance of salt marshes fringing our coastal environs. Although this habitat may not receive the appreciation it deserves by those seeking a white-sandy beach, it is intricately linked with many of… Read More

High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people… Read More

Credit Scores Decoded

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Most of us have probably heard of credit scores before, but how many of us actually know what a credit score is? And more importantly, how many… Read More

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Potato (Solanum tuberosum) One of the first crops planted in the north Florida vegetable garden in the New Year is the potato, also known as the “Irish potato” to differentiate it from… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Shady Garden Native Trees February 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More