As Hurricane Michael was barreling through the Panhandle region, wasp populations were at their highest of the year. Winds and flooding destroyed many of the nests of paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets and now wasps may be aggressive ... READ MORE
One very popular herb for the backyard garden is the evergreen Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis which serves as an attractive landscape shrub in addition to its culinary uses. Rosemary grows best in full sun and well drained soils. When planted ... READ MORE
Plants have specific ways of telling gardeners that there is a problem but not all plant symptoms lead us directly to the cause. During drier conditions, we often use wilting leaves as an indicator that water is needed. This can be a reliable ... READ MORE
Looking for a new shrub or small tree this year? Interested in one that is low maintenance and offers beautiful green color? Why not try a holly?
Hollies can be found in landscapes throughout Pensacola. Many times these plants are used in ... READ MORE
The Walton County Master Gardeners present the latest installment of their monthly lecture series entitled “Turfgrass Alternatives for Northwest Florida”. Horticulture Agent Daniel Leonard will present the program for the public on Wednesday, ... READ MORE
Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, improve air quality, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There are often ... READ MORE
This class is designed to serve as a review for exam takers obtaining either the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) or Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO) pesticide licenses. CEUs are available for participants already holding pesticide ... READ MORE
Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basil as a food enhancer, an added benefit is that those basil ... READ MORE
Water meal, the world’s smallest flowering plant. Photo by Vic Ramey, University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Used with permission.
Some of the world’s smallest flowering plants grow in aquatic environments. ... READ MORE