In this Issue:
  • How to Succeed with Hydrangeas
  • The Mystery of Florida Betony
  • Wait Until June to Control Mole Crickets but Only if Needed
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10
  • Extension’s Connection to Community
  • Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus
  • Fig Leaves Dropping Early?
  • Weed Spotlight: Chamberbitter, the “Little Mimosa”
  • Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!
  • Surefire Shrubs for Containers
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    How to Succeed with Hydrangeas

    Generally, when folks find out what I do for a living, among the first questions asked is “What is your favorite plant?”  Being somewhat of a plant nerd, that can be a tough question to answer!  However, I usually circle back to the same answer, “Hydrangea”.   There are many reasons my fellow gardeners and I …

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    The Mystery of Florida Betony

    If you look closely at your yard, there is a good chance that you will find a plant that, depending on who you ask, is considered either a native wildflower or a weed and there are more than a few species that fit this description. If, upon even closer inspection, you find a plant with …

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    Wait Until June to Control Mole Crickets but Only if Needed

    The best time to treat for mole crickets is June through July, but don’t treat at all if mole crickets have not been positively found and identified in the affected lawn areas.  Don’t worry about the adults that are seen flying around lights in the evenings or about the mole crickets found dead in swimming …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/21/wait-until-june-to-control-mole-crickets-but-only-if-needed/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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    Extension’s Connection to Community

    At this time of year, UF IFAS Extension agents across the state are compiling all of their phone calls, emails, field visits, number of programs held and participants attended to complete their annual report of accomplishment. As an extension agent, I can vouch that our annual reports are a bit of a record keeping challenge …

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    Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus

    Can’t ever figure out that perfect gift to give at the holidays? During the next gift giving season, why not try something a little different. Give a patio citrus tree! It’s a unique gift to give or receive here in the Sunshine State. One of the pleasures nearly all homeowners in Florida can enjoy is …

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    Fig Leaves Dropping Early?

    Hopefully, by this time of year, most north Florida gardeners have harvested their figs and are enjoying fig preserves or fig bars. But if you’ve noticed your fig leaves dropping a little early, it may be a sign of the fungal disease Fig Rust (Cerotelium fici). Figs are a great fruit tree for the north …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/fig-leaves-dropping-early/

    Weed Spotlight: Chamberbitter, the “Little Mimosa”

    Summer annual weeds are taking their last stand against Panhandle lawns before fall arrives. Rain and humid temperatures of late have boosted their growth spurts. Chamberbitter is a prime example. Chamberbitter (Phyllanthus urinaria) is found as north as Illinois and as west as Texas, but thrives in lower southeastern states. It’s a headache for homeowners …

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    Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

    Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

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    Surefire Shrubs for Containers

    Growing in containers can be one of the most versatile ways to add color, texture and mobility to the landscape.  However, gardeners generally reach for finicky annuals to fill their pots with pizzazz.  The problem with this strategy is that most annuals and perennials need to be watered constantly, fertilized regularly, and changed out with …

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