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National Learn-About Composting Day!

May 29, 2024

Today is National Learn-About Composting Day! According to the USDA, food waste in the United States is estimated to be 30-40 percent of the country's food supply. This adds up to approximately 133 billion pounds of food waste per year. In our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Compost, Composting, Fertilizer, Florida, Food Waste, Garden, Jackson County, Jackson County Extension

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing

February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries

MGV Backyard 101 Composting Workshop

October 24, 2023

Join us for an exciting and informative Backyard Composting 101 Workshop hosted by the Jackson County Master Gardener Volunteer Program! Discover the secrets of turning your kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for your plants.    The ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Compost, Educational Workshop, Horticulture, Jackson County Extension, Jackson County Florida, Master Gardener Program

Spigelia marilandica, A Pollinator Friendly Native Plant for Northwest Florida Gardens

April 21, 2023

This week I have been noticing some of the beautiful perennials blooming at the Jackson County Extension office, and one struck me as especially beautiful. Indian Pink or Woodland Pinkroot, it turns out, (Spigelia marilandica), is native ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES
Tags: Gardening With Natives, Indian Pink, Native Gardening, Native Plants, Woodland Pinkroot

Old Tea Roses Worthy of Consideration for Florida Panhandle Landscapes

April 18, 2023

Due to several unique challenges home gardeners and nursery owners are often baffled when trying to incorporate roses into landscapes. Consequently, they ignore roses altogether or limit themselves to cultivars in the knockout or drift series. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES
Tags: Antique Roses, Easy Care Roses, Horticulture, Landscaping, Old Garden Roses, Rose, Rose Gardening, Sustainable Roses, Tea Roses

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