In this Issue:
  • Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida
  • Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle
  • Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening
  • Butterfly Gardening
  • Impatiens for Sun and Shade
  • Tips for Transplanting
  • Annual Bedding Plants This Time of Year?
  • What Plant is This?
  • Something’s Been Eating in My Yard!
  • My Fall Vegetable Garden
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    Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida

    Q. I’ve seen the beautiful tulips of Amsterdam and would like to grow some here in North Florida. So I ordered some tulip bulbs. Can I plant these in North Florida?  A. Tulips are treated as annuals in Florida. We have two problems with tulips this far south. First, they do not receive enough cold …

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    Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle

    Do you want to add a little something different to your landscape? How about something edible, as well as a focal point in your garden? Backyard sugarcane may be just what you are looking for. Sugarcane, genus Saccharum, is a tropical perennial grass that thrives in humid environments across the southern United States. Based on …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/20/backyard-sugarcane-in-the-panhandle/

    Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening

    Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a short-lived annual herb with bright green, feathery, flat leaves that look very similar to flat-leaved parsley. Leaves can be harvested at will after they grow to a mature size and then continuously as needed. The flavor of cilantro compliments many Latin American, Indian and Asian dishes and is a great …

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    Butterfly Gardening

    Have you been thinking about creating a butterfly garden but don’t know where to start? Afraid it’s too much upkeep or has to look wild and untamed? Spend a Saturday morning with the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners of Bay County to see how to design, install, and maintain a colorful low maintenance butterfly garden. Next Saturday, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/26/butterfly-gardening/

    Impatiens for Sun and Shade

      Impatiens are a very popular annual, bedding plant that provide a nice burst of color in the landscape. The traditional Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), or touch-me-not, is the one that most gardeners know as needing part shade, but there are also the New Guinea Impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) that are able to tolerate more sun. In …

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    Tips for Transplanting

    When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is remembering what warmer temperatures will mean in the garden. This is the start to …

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    Annual Bedding Plants This Time of Year?

    Yes, even with cool weather setting in, much can be done on the flower gardening front. Let’s kickoff 2017 by being the envy of the neighborhood with flower beds that are rich and vibrant in color. Annual bedding plants are plentiful in variety and come in an array of colors and forms. These plants will …

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    What Plant is This?

    A common diagnostic service offered at your local UF/IFAS Extension office is plant identification. Whether you need a persistent weed identified so you can implement a management program or you need to identify an ornamental plant and get care recommendations, we can help! In the past, we were reliant on people to bring a sample …

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    Something’s Been Eating in My Yard!

    Missing rose buds, pulled up pansies, and damaged tree trunks are all signs that something has been visiting your garden while you are away. But what could it be? Most gardeners are familiar with leaf spots caused by fungal diseases or minor feeding damage by insects, but to see half a shrub or an entire …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/11/22/somethings-been-eating-in-my-yard/

    My Fall Vegetable Garden

    Fall is fast approaching, and that means my favorite season for gardening has arrived! September is the month we get to start all of our fall favorites. For me, this means starting lettuce, kale, broccoli, and collards by seed in flats indoors. I use full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs, which mimics natural sunlight. In a couple of …

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