Monthly Archive: October 2013

What is the Name of this Tree?

It is time for another question of the week. What is the name of this tree? is it a native? Answer will be posted below the pictures next week !          Answer: A species of Paulownia, “Princesstree”, Paulowniaceae (Princesstree Family) Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / …

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Say No to Nitrogen

It is now too late for homeowners to apply nitrogen fertilzers to warm season lawns for the year. Many fertilizers are available in the stores and  promotions are everywhere that state that now is the time for lawns to be winterized. Applications of nitrogen after mid September can lead to turf problems next spring.  Nitrogen encourages growth …

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Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs in the Fall

Gardeners may wonder why spring flowering bulbs are a timely topic now when fall is tip-toeing in, but as with most things in horticulture, there is a method to the madness. While many gardeners have become accustomed to running out to the local garden center and buying flats or pots of blooming bedding plants to create “instant gardens”, …

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Handling Lawn and Landscape Problems After a Storm

After severe weather of any kind, homeowners must often spend a considerable amount of time dealing with impacts to their landscapes.  Below are a few lessons we have learned from hurricanes and tropical storms in the past. Many thanks to fellow agent Beth Bolles for her contributions to this article. Dealing with Toppled Trees It …

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Third Annual UF/IFAS Beekeepers Field Day & Trade Show, Chipley FL, November 2, 2013!

      The Beekeeping trade-show will provide beekeepers of all skill levels and ages a chance to interact with entomologists, beekeepers, real bee hives, and beekeeping equipment vendors. The third annual UF/IFAS Beekeeping Field day and Trade-show is proud to be part of the 2013 Florida State Beekeepers Association Meeting in Chipley Florida.  This …

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