Gardening in the Panhandle

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Gifts for the Gardener

Gifts for the Gardener

Christmas is on its way and it’s time to buy those gifts. If there is a gardener on your gift list, consider a gardening gift. There are all sorts of gift ideas for a gardener and the price range varies as well. A subscription to a garden magazine may be just the idea...

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Parasitic Plants

Parasitic Plants

There are many problems that can plague a plant in our environment, from fungi that love the humidity in North Florida to insects that chew through leaves. One less common but interesting source of stress for plants comes from...other plants? Most plants are content...

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Dooryard Citrus: To Prune or not to Prune

Dooryard Citrus: To Prune or not to Prune

Many dooryard fruit growers have asked me this Fall: When is the correct time to prune citrus? How do I prune Citrus right now?  The answer may seem obvious, but when we delve into the question further, we find out that it is not. Two different pruning strategies...

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Fall Grass-Eating “Worms”

Fall Grass-Eating “Worms”

Tropical sod webworm larvae are destructive pests of warm season turfgrasses in the southeastern U.S. especially in the fall.  Commonly referred to as a worm, they are truly caterpillars, the larvae of a moth. Larval feeding damage reduces turfgrass aesthetics, vigor,...

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