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How to Garden (or Not) on St. George Island, FL


October 20, 2021

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove   “I am not retiring in Min-ne-so-ta, just so you know,” is how my dearly departed wife (Diane) informed me that she had her eye on St. George Island, FL. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Florida Master Gardener, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM, Https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Master Gardeners Blog, Master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden


October 13, 2021

Ask Wakulla County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida. There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked good, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Florida Master Gardener, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Blog, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardeners, Master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/
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Another great Florida Panhandle summer plant: Brown-eyed Susan


October 8, 2021

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Recently I wrote about Firebush, Hamelia patens, a great summer shrub. Today, it’s Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, a tough summer flowering plant with a profusion of sunny ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida Master Gardener, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM, General Information, Growing, Horticulture--agriculture, Http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Master, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Blog, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardeners, Master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/
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Bay-Friendly Landscaping


September 22, 2021

Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common: we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who made their living on the water for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Environment, Florida Master Gardener, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM, Franklin, Franklin County, Franklin County Extension, Franklin County Library, Master, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Blog, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardeners, Master Gardeners Blog, Wakulla/lawn--garden/, Wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/
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Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs


September 10, 2021

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds. Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardeners, Master Gardeners Blog, Our Stories, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH


August 5, 2021

FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid. Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting. Even those of us that are native Floridians ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Florida Master Gardener, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Blog, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardeners, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Soil has many names, just not the “D-word”


January 22, 2021

For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the "d-word" when discussing soil science. In some instances, we had a "d-word" swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the term and even today, I hesitate from spelling the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Garden, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners
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Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa subsp. Nipposinica)


November 4, 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the first things that we plant in our fall garden is a mild, heat resistant green called mustard spinach, also known as tendergreen mustard or komatsuna. Mustard spinach is a tender, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Florida, Garden, General Information, Growing, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)


October 14, 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden. The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Florida, Garden, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Plants, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
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Extending Bloom Time


October 7, 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters. I wasn’t alone in my search for some color during this transition ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Plants, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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