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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook – Prepare for Natural Disasters

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Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image below for the printable 133p manual. Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image above for the printable 133p manual. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized… Read More

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

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All information provided by Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   PHOTOS: Photos of seed packages received by Floridians can be found here. Photo credit:… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

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  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

Gingers

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green For a lovely tropical appearance in some of your shady spots, try ornamental gingers.  In North Florida gingers are tender perennials that will go dormant in the winter after a frost.  Their… Read More

Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Whew!  It was a hot July, and the start of August looks like it will be about the same.  I am not long in the garden during the height of summer;… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FLORIDA COASTAL SEAFOOD FAVORITES             Florida Steamed Clams Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIENTS 2 dozen Florida clams in-the-shell 1 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 2 teaspoons… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More