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CATERPILLARS THAT STING ARE IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA

by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent Did you know we have caterpillars that sting here in Northwest Florida? Well, we do and you’d be wise to learn about them and how to recognize them. These caterpillars do not sting in … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CREATES CHANGES IN OUR LANDSCAPES

by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Horticulture Agent As summer changes to fall, the shorter day length and cooler weather bring on changes in our shrubs, trees and lawns. Evergreen plants such as azalea, gardenia, holly, camellia, cherry laurel and magnolia may … Continue reading

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GOLDEN FALL IN THE PANHANDLE

by Sheila Dunning, Commercial Horticulture Agent Each fall, nature puts on a brilliant show of color throughout the United States.  As the temperatures drop, autumn encourages the “leaf peepers” to hit the road in search of the red-, yellow- and … Continue reading

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FALL: FLORIDA’S BEST GARDENING SEASON SEMINAR & SEPTEMBER PLANT CLINIC

Fall should be our busiest gardening season in North Florida. Many plants only do well when planted during the cooler weather of fall. Fall-planted trees and shrubs have a higher survival rate as compared to those planted in spring. Many … Continue reading

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TAKE-ALL ROOT ROT, COMMON IN LOCAL LAWNS

by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Horticulture Agent Take-all root rot is a disease that often affects our Florida lawns this time of year. Rainy weather can trigger this disease. The name take-all is descriptive in that this native soil-borne fungus, Gaeumannomyces … Continue reading

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FAIR IS COMING!

Fair is a very busy time for Okaloosa County 4-H. There are just so many things to prepare for. Animals need baths, their hair and nails clipped. 4Hers are busy polishing off their skills in show and project delivery. It … Continue reading

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WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE BY DESIGN

Water efficient landscapes don’t happen by chance. They happen by design. The following are ideas to help in designing a more water efficient landscape. An efficient water use design includes dividing the landscape into three water-use zones: low, medium and … Continue reading

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