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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
Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

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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February 3, 2021

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format February 1, 2021 By: Kirsten Romaguera, 352-294-3313, kromaguera@ufl.edu Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water
Tags: Beekeeping, Beneficial Insects, Growing Vegetables, Herbs, Houseplants, Invasive Plants, Lawns, Plant Disease, Trees, Weeds
Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly


April 14, 2020

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this year. The giant swallowtail ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Butterflies, Caterpillars, Citrus, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteer, Orangedog Caterpillar
Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants


April 14, 2020

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as the causal agent was unknown. In 1886, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Disease, Plant Pathology, Virus

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