In this Issue:
  • Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening
  • Butterfly Gardening
  • What Plant is This?
  • Multiple Uses for Mint
  • Still Time for Parsley
  • Plant Combinations for Fall Gardens
  • Novice Gardeners Should Consider Herbs!
  • Can Your Landscape Support Breeding Butterflies?
  • Grow an Herb Garden!
  • Gardening in a Bucket
  • Herbs

    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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    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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    Multiple Uses for Mint

    Mint is very easy to grow in the right place, sometimes a little bit too easily.   It’s reputation for being aggressive is well deserved. As with any other plant you use in your landscape, you need to be sure you have the right plant for the right place and there just might be such a spot …

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    Still Time for Parsley

    Parsley is one of the most well-known herbs, and if you missed the fall planting, there is still time to choose a preferred selection for late winter/spring planting. An herbaceous biennial, parsley is an easy herb for containers or small garden spaces. You may purchase a small pot at the nursery or grow from seed.  …

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    Plant Combinations for Fall Gardens

    You may have heard “group plants with similar needs together” but struggled to come up with some combinations that work. The most important things to consider when creating functional garden space is the cultural needs of the plants you want to combine. Sunlight, water, and fertilizer needs should be very similar when planting multiple plants …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/11/24/plant-combinations-for-fall-gardens/

    Novice Gardeners Should Consider Herbs!

    If you have ever thought about gardening but feel too intimidated to give it a try, consider starting with a herb garden! Culinary herbs are generally very easy to grow and very forgiving of the neglectful gardener. They have relatively few pest or disease problems and thrive in hot climates on poor soils. An added …

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    Can Your Landscape Support Breeding Butterflies?

    Adult butterflies are pretty easy to attract to your landscape if you provide flowering plants, but getting them to lay eggs in your garden is a little trickier. Butterflies go through complete metamorphosis which means that they have four main life stages. The first is the egg, second they hatch into caterpillars (larvae) which feed …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/29/can-your-landscape-support-breeding-butterflies/

    Grow an Herb Garden!

    Herbs are plants that are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts.  They are used mainly to season, enrich, or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. Since they are not classified as vegetables.  Since their growth habits and cultural requirements are similar, herbs are often included with vegetables in the garden. One …

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    Gardening in a Bucket

    Growing wholesome, healthy vegetables in a container are a way of life these days. Here are some easy and less expensive tips for creating that bucket garden. In a large container or on a plastic mat on the ground, mix garden soil and compost in a 2:1 ratio. Two scoops of soil and one of …

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