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FAWN

Gardeners in Florida are lucky to have the UF/IFAS Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN). FAWN is a weather network of 42 monitoring stations across Florida from the north in Jay to the south in Homestead. To find out more about … Continue reading

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PRUNING IN THREE STEPS

Pruning is an important part of keeping your trees healthy and looking their best, and using proper technique is an integral part of making this happen. An improperly done pruning job can actually harm your tree and leave it vulnerable … Continue reading

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Christmas Palm

Palms are one of those iconic Florida plants. They are great for adding tropical flare to the landscape, but if you have a small planting area, finding a palm to fit can be a challenge. Christmas palm (Adonidia merrillii) is … Continue reading

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True Blue

Cool blue hues can help your garden become a calming and tranquil place. Of course, there aren’t many “true blue” flowering plants to be found, but we’ve come up with a few that could help you bring on the blue. … Continue reading

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Living Christmas tree can be enjoyed for years

A living Christmas tree–with roots still attached–is an environmentally friendly version of the traditional Christmas tree. And when the Christmas season is over, plant your living tree outside. Fortunately, January is a great time to plant trees in Florida. A … Continue reading

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NOT ALL HOLLY PLANTS PRODUCE BERRIES FOR CHRISTMAS

Hollies are one of the plants associated with Christmas. Their dark evergreen leaves and bright red berries fit right in with the Christmas Season. Some people intentionally plant hollies for the purpose of eventually using this desirable combination of green … Continue reading

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WE FISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

By: Laura Tiu, UF/IFAS Marine Science Agent, Okaloosa County Extension Office What would Christmas be without fresh seafood?  Well, in many parts of the world, including our beautiful Emerald Coast, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without preparing and consuming some … Continue reading

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