Gardening in the Panhandle

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Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! 2021

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! 2021

We are back with new topics and guest speakers for 2021! All sessions are Thursdays at noon CDT or 1:00 p.m. EDT. There are two ways to join the Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! webinars: 1. Facebook Live – Follow us on Facebook and follow individual webinar Events....

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North Florida Lawns are Frustrating

North Florida Lawns are Frustrating

I’ll be the first to admit that North Florida lawns are frustrating. With time, most people discover this. Why are lawns so difficult here? The answer involves a combination of factors. We are not far enough north to benefit from the better soils. Florida is known for...

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Tomato Pruning Tips

Tomato Pruning Tips

With the traditional planting date of Good Friday behind us, the home tomato gardening season in the Panhandle is in full swing.  While tomatoes are the most persnickety veggie we grow, there are several practices you can adopt to help you succeed: selecting an...

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The Beauty of Cinnamon Fern

The Beauty of Cinnamon Fern

If you enjoy a walk in some of the Panhandle's naturally wooded areas you often come across many selections of ferns.  One of my favorites to come across is the cinnamon fern, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum.   This clumping fern grows to about 2-3 feet in height. It can be...

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Longleaf Pine

Longleaf Pine

Longleaf pine is a granddaddy among the trees of the Southeastern United States, once covering up to 90 million acres throughout the coastal plain. Tall and stately, slow-growing and dense, it was one of the most desirable trees in the forestry and shipbuilding...

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