What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered?
Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now.
The main office for ... READ MORE
There are important landscape lessons to learn from recent, early and widespread freezes.
First, know the average climate for the region you live in here in Florida. The work has already been done for you with the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone ... READ MORE
Cold damage is inevitable when growing tropical palms in North Florida. Early freezes around Christmas 2022 may have resulted in cold injury to our more cold-sensitive palms. Monica Elliott and Tim Broschat, retired UF/IFAS horticulture researchers ... READ MORE
Recent widespread hard freezes more than likely resulted in damage to many of the citrus trees in Northwest Florida. Cold damage will become more evident as we move into the spring and summer of 2023.
It is best to take a “wait ... READ MORE
In North Florida, it’s wise to select the more cold hardy citrus varieties. Kumquats and Satsuma mandarins are the most cold hardy of the edible citrus choices. In our area, it’s important to purchase citrus trees that are grafted onto ... READ MORE
Fall, winter and even early spring can be a rollercoaster ride of temperatures here in Northwest Florida. One week it dips to freezing for a short time and the next week it rises to spring-like temperatures. We need to hold on for this ride ... READ MORE
There are some protective measures you might employ in your landscape just ahead of the upcoming freezing temperatures for the more cold-sensitive plants.
Coverings protect more from frost rather than from extreme cold. Covers ... READ MORE
Do you have that difficult to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list? I have an idea, especially if that person enjoys gardening.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension ... READ MORE
This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include a seminar on what to do and not to do during the fall in our North Florida lawns, landscapes and gardens. The Home ... READ MORE
The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training course.
We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview ... READ MORE