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Time to Apply for 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course


July 7, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Training Course, Volunteer Recruitment
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Pollinator Plants, Plant Clinic & Farmer’s Market


May 16, 2022

If you are interested in learning about pollinators and how to attract them to your garden and/or need help diagnosing a lawn, landscape or garden problem and want to purchase locally grown produce, we have two upcoming events for you. First, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Farmer's Market, Fresh Produce, Lawns, Plant Diagnostics, Pollinator Plants, Seminar, Soil Testing, Weeds
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Successful Gardening in Summer Seminar & April Plant Clinic


April 14, 2022

It will not be long before we again are in the heat of summer here in North Florida. The heat, rain, humidity, insects and fungi all take their toll on our gardens and landscapes. To better prepare for this, you may be interested in attending ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Herbs, Plant Diagnostics, Seminar, Summer Annuals, Summer Gardening, Summer Perennials, Summer Vegetable Gardening
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Spring Festival of Flowers April 1, 2 & 3, 2022 in Milton, FL


March 29, 2022

The Spring Festival of Flowers will be held this weekend in Milton. It will be held at the UF/IFAS & Pensacola State College Milton Campus (5988 HWY 90 in Milton, FL). This festival features plant nurseries, UF Student Club plant sale, arts ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Arts & Crafts, Food, Plant Sale, Seminars, Spring Festival Of Flowers
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Steps to Solve Plant Problem May Include Visit to Plant Clinic


March 23, 2022

Diagnosing landscape problems can be tricky. There are basic steps that can be useful in solving plant problems in your landscape.   Step 1 Identify the Plant. By knowing the type of plant affected, you can begin relating causes ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Landscape Problems, Lawn Problems, Lawn Weeds, Pest Insects, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics, Plant Disease
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Gifts for the Gardener


December 17, 2021

Christmas is on its way and it’s time to buy those gifts. If there is a gardener on your gift list, consider a gardening gift.   There are all sorts of gift ideas for a gardener and the price range varies as well.   A subscription ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Money Matters, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Sustainable Living
Tags: Gardening Gifts, Holiday Gifts, Horticulture
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Gulf States Horticulture Expo 2022


November 30, 2021

Here in Northwest Florida, finding horticultural supplies and plant material that is available locally is a challenge. Due to our location, looking to the neighboring states is very practical. The Gulf States Horticultural Expo (GSHE) is a trade ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Professional Development
Tags: Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture, Environmental Education, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Panhandle Gardening, Pest Management

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