Gardening in the Panhandle

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Panhandle Beekeeping Resources

Panhandle Beekeeping Resources

When people think of livestock, honeybees may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Bees are, however, a very significant part of agriculture. It is estimated that 30% of the crops we use for food are pollinated by honeybees. That’s around $15 billion of crops!...

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Protecting Yourself From Mosquitoes

Protecting Yourself From Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a pesky nuisance we’re all too familiar with, especially as we move into the summer months. Their presence can certainly make being outdoors undesirable. Not only are they a blood-sucking nuisance but they also carry and can transmit many diseases to...

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The Tupelo Honey Festival is Just Around the Corner

The Tupelo Honey Festival is Just Around the Corner

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival will be held Saturday, May 21st from 9 am – 4 pm central time at Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. This is an exciting event, with your chance to take part in a local treat. Area honey producers will be on hand, selling their honey in a...

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Color All Summer

Color All Summer

The arrow-shaped leaves of the caladium can add low-maintenance color to the landscape for months.  Most effective when massed together in the landscape, caladiums are available in many unique patterns and vibrant colors.  A multitude of leaves emerge from a single...

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Spring into Action- Pollinators

Spring into Action- Pollinators

As spring approaches, are we thinking about pollinators?  How often do we stop to think of the importance of pollinators to food security? Pollination is often described as the transfer of pollen grains from the anther to the stigma of a flowering plant.  These...

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The Flower Power of Garden Flies

The Flower Power of Garden Flies

  While our sentiments toward flies usually involve fly swatters, believe it or not, not all flies are nuisance pests! Some types of flies can actually be quite helpful in the garden. These garden flies are nothing like your typical pesky house fly. While house...

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