Gardening In The Panhandle

Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida

Tulips at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. Image Credit: IFAS Gardening Solutions Q. I’ve seen the beautiful tulips of Amsterdam and would like to grow some here in North Florida. So I ordered some tulip bulbs. Can I plant these in North Florida?  A. Tulips are treated as annuals in Florida. We have …

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Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017

Gadsden Tomato Forum December 7 2017. 8:00am-2:00pm At the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 For more information contact Shep Eubanks Phone: (850) 875-7255 bigbuck@ufl.edu       Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the …

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Scarlet Lure of Chinese Tallow

Chinese tallow displays red fall color in North Florida. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS In northwest Florida as we transition into fall, we don’t usually see a spectacular display of color change in the forest or our landscapes. Mixed in with the evergreen pines, oaks, and magnolias, we get sporadic spots of yellow and red from our …

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Mountain Snow in the Panhandle

There are plants that gardeners may know and love from other regions that just do not perform well in the heat, humidity, and soils of our area. One example is the Japanese pieris, an attractive evergreen shrub with showy white blooms in spring. This shrub has a few specific environmental requirements that make it unsuitable …

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Improve Your Life with Panhandle E-Extension Newsletters and UF/IFAS EDIS Resources

If you are a regular reader of Gardening in the Panhandle, you know that this e-newsletter covers many topics related to ornamental and vegetable gardening, Florida-friendly landscaping, pest management, and lawn and garden fertility. But did you also know that UF/IFAS Extension in the Florida Panhandle has four other E-newsletters covering topics such as Florida …

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Happy Thanksgiving from your Gardening in the Panhandle Team !

Happy Thanksgiving from your Gardening in the Panhandle Team !   image credit blogs.ifas.ufl.edu     Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs …

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He’s Bored, But He Didn’t Kill Your Tree

Sometimes you don’t realize a tree is dying until it is dead.  A few weeks ago, we got a call from a client who said he had insects killing his trees.  Before having someone drive out to the property, our Master Gardener volunteer recommended that the client bring in some of the insects for us …

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Winterizer for North Florida Lawns?

Proper maintenance all year long is the best way to achieve a healthy lawn. Credit: Jim Stevenson If you’ve been to a local garden center lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some displays marketing winterizer fertilizer for your lawn. Many of these displays are quite shiny and state all sorts of reasons why you …

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Backyard Sugarcane in the Panhandle

Do you want to add a little something different to your landscape? How about something edible, as well as a focal point in your garden? Backyard sugarcane may be just what you are looking for. Sugarcane, genus Saccharum, is a tropical perennial grass that thrives in humid environments across the southern United States. Based on …

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Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening

Cilantro ready for harvest. Photo credit: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a short-lived annual herb with bright green, feathery, flat leaves that look very similar to flat-leaved parsley. Leaves can be harvested at will after they grow to a mature size and then continuously as needed. The flavor of …

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