November brought several changes. We experienced cooler weather, adjusted our clocks, and entered the holiday season. Another notable change could impact our gardening choices. The USDA recently updated the Plant Hardiness Zone Map, revealing ... READ MORE
Goji berries, often hailed as a superfruit, have captured the world's attention with their remarkable combination of health benefits and ease of cultivation. These small, red gems are celebrated for their exceptional nutritional profile ... READ MORE
Marigolds, with their vibrant hues and delicate petals, have long been cherished in gardens worldwide. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these humble flowers carry a profound cultural significance in various societies. Marigolds have become emblematic ... READ MORE
Applications Due June 30th at 5pm.
We are in the final week of accepting applications for the 2023 Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Interested individuals should submit their applications by 5pm on Friday, June 30th.
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Sources say that it is believed that roses have been in cultivation for nearly 5,000 years. In a group that comprises 150 species that are spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Many poets and artists have used the rose as a source of ... READ MORE
In celebration of World Wetlands Day, celebrated on February 2nd, we will continue our exploration of the world of bog gardening. In one of my previous blogs, Introducing the Bog, we learned that bogs are poorly drained areas, rich in accumulated ... READ MORE
It’s the start of the year, and you may be looking at the next project in your yard. If you are looking for a guide, UF/IFAS has an excellent publication called the North Florida Gardening Calendar. Let us walk through some of the suggestions ... READ MORE
With the start of June, we see the shift to our hot and humid summer. This is the month we see our summer flowers start to bloom as we prepare for hurricane season. Anyone that visits our Facebook page (@UFputnamhort) will know that we have ... READ MORE
Hydroponics is a great way to save water, produce food, and be more environmentally friendly. With all the information on the internet about hydroponics, it can seem a little daunting. Learn three simple setups that can get you started growing ... READ MORE
Utilizing an integrated approach to managing pests in a garden can help reduce the use of chemicals in your garden. This approach utilizes cultural, natural, and low-impact control before using more broad-spectrum pesticides that can harm pollinators ... READ MORE