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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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Time to Apply for 2018 Master Gardener Training Course by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2018 Master Gardener volunteer training course. The Master Gardener Program in Florida is a joint endeavor of University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) … Continue reading

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Name That Holiday Cactus by Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

Is your grandmother’s pass along Christmas cactus blooming really early?  Do the leaf segments have “teeth” along the edges?  Are the “stringy things” sticking out of the flowers yellow in color? Well, I hate to tell you this, but that … Continue reading

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The Grass is Getting “Hungry”

Sheila Dunning Commercial Horticulture Agent II Northwest Florida’s weather patterns can present challenges to maintaining a health lawn. Heavy rains promote fast growth and relentless sunshine causes lawns to fade.  In the last 200 days we have received at least … Continue reading

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Learn more about Florida’s artificial reefs

Check out the connection between expired military equipment and artificial reefs!  https://spark.adobe.com/page/gZsU8hbgZ4OsV/ Photo credit: Bernard Brzezinski  

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White spots on magnolia leaves & sandspur control in lawn

Q. My magnolia tree leaves have small white spots on them. I can scrape them off with my fingernail. What is this and will it damage my tree? A. More than likely this is a scale insect. It’s probably False … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: A Growing Hobby

By: Laura Tiu, Marine Science Extension Agent, Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Many people are fascinated by my job as a marine scientist. I often hear wishful comments of “I wish I had chosen an exciting career like that.” I’m here to … Continue reading

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