In this Issue:
  • Dooryard Citrus Care for February
  • Large Limb Removal Tips
  • Pro Hort Series: Tree Pruning
  • Gardener’s To Do List for December
  • This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs
  • It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms
  • Rose Pruning – A Pictorial Guide
  • Pruning Azaleas for Colorful Springs to Come
  • Avoid Crapemyrtle Mutilation
  • If it is “Frozen”, “Let it go” ’til Spring
  • Pruning

    Dooryard Citrus Care for February

    Dooryard citrus enthusiasts may be uncertain about late winter management of Satsuma and other citrus trees.  Several questions that have come in to the Extension Office recently include: Should I prune my trees? Why are the leaves yellow? How soon should I fertilize?  The focus of this article is to provide some answers to these common …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/14/dooryard-citrus-care-for-february/

    Large Limb Removal Tips

    There are a number of reasons to remove large limbs from mature trees. The three most common reasons are to either remove dead wood, to keep limbs from interfering with one another and rubbing or growing together, or to keep the tree from having narrow crotch angles. (“Narrow crotch angle” is not a very charming …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/11/large-limb-removal-tips/

    Pro Hort Series: Tree Pruning

      Thursday, November 3, 8am-12pm. ProHort Series: Tree Pruning. Escambia County Central Office Complex 3363 West Park Place Pensacola, FL 32505   16_santarosa_tree_pruning_flyer_email Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2016/10/21/pro-hort-series-tree-pruning/

    Gardener’s To Do List for December

    Though the calendar says December, the weather in Northwest Florida fluctuates between winter and spring temperatures. The nice days are wonderful opportunities to accomplish many of those outside landscape chores in preparation for spring.  But, it is also a good time to start planning for next month’s colder temperatures.  Since we don’t experience frozen soil, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/12/16/gardeners-to-do-list-for-december/

    This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs

      As fall approaches, our spring blooming shrubs such as gardenia, spirea and azalea begin to look unkempt and overgrown. That means it is time to give them a severe pruning to get them ready for winter, right? Not so fast, take a minute to understand the growth habit of each species before diving in with the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/09/this-fall-pause-before-pruning-spring-blooming-shrubs/

    It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms

    Tropical storm season officially ends November 30. I’m not predicting a storm but even with our average winds during a typical thunderstorm, you’d be wise to prepare. Falling trees and flying landscape debris during a storm can cause damage. Evaluate your landscape for potential tree hazards. Pruning or removing trees once a hurricane watch has …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/03/its-wise-to-prepare-for-storms-2/

    Rose Pruning – A Pictorial Guide

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Please follow as a favorite shrub rose, Belinda’s Dream, is pruned.       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/03/05/rose-pruning-a-pictorial-guide/

    Pruning Azaleas for Colorful Springs to Come

    Soon beautiful blooms will come forth from one of the great landscape shrubs that characterize the South. Blooms of many colors will be produced from the azalea. It will be a magnificent show as it is every spring. Annual pruning of azaleas must be very carefully timed to maximize bloom potential. Too early and this years blooms may be cut …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/02/24/pruning-azaleas-for-colorful-springs-to-come/

    Avoid Crapemyrtle Mutilation

    As the holidays fade and the New Year begins, we often see crapemyrtles being “mutilated” from improper pruning: main stems that are several years old are cut back, often leaving branch stubs 2 – 5 inches or more in diameter. This form of crapemyrtle mistreatment goes by various names, including topping, heading, stubbing, rounding, dehorning …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/02/03/avoid-crapemyrtle-mutilation/

    If it is “Frozen”, “Let it go” ’til Spring

      When you look out at your landscape nobody has to tell you that winter temperatures in Northwest Florida Afterwards, the temperatures warm up and you feel compelled to do something about it. You just need to “turn your back and slam the door”. “Conceal, don’t feel; don’t let them know”. Cold injury can affect …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/12/23/if-it-is-frozen-let-it-go-til-spring/

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