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How to Garden (or Not) on St. George Island, FL

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove   “I am not retiring in Min-ne-so-ta, just so you know,” is how my dearly departed wife (Diane) informed me that she had her eye on St…. Read More

Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden

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Ask Wakulla County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida.  There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked… Read More

Another great Florida Panhandle summer plant: Brown-eyed Susan

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Recently I wrote about Firebush, Hamelia patens, a great summer shrub.  Today, it’s Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, a tough summer flowering plant with a profusion of sunny yellow… Read More

Spice Up the Butterfly Garden with Mexican Sunflower

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens This year, I tried something new for my butterfly garden.  I wanted a tall, vigorous plant for my bed of sunflowers and giant cosmos, something that would bloom during… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to… Read More

Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

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FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid.  Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting.  Even those of us that are native Floridians… Read More

2021 Wakulla Farm Bureau Speech Contest – Apply to Participate in the County Contest by August 23, 2021

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About the Contest Each year, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Leadership Program sponsors a statewide Youth Speech Contest. The contest has three levels of competition: County, District and State. The winner of the County… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient… Read More

UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES – LINK

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Click on links (headers on images) to reach the main website of UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES VACCINATIONS OVERVIEW   Vaccine Availability   Vaccine Safety   Vaccine Science   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)… Read More

Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

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FollowFreshFromFlorida.com https://www.fdacs.gov               Florida Yellowtail Snapper Tacos Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIANTS 1 pound Florida yellowtail snapper fillets 2 cups Florida lettuce, shredded 4 Florida… Read More