Theresa Friday

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Name: Theresa Friday
Date registered: January 4, 2012

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  1. Garden Tour — April 26, 2012
  2. Orchids are not an ordeal to grow — April 24, 2012
  3. Hit a home run with Knock Out roses — April 18, 2012
  4. Squash vine borer invades the garden — April 10, 2012
  5. Nuisance Wildlife Seminar — April 9, 2012

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Garden Tour

“Mondays in the Gardens” is a new free gardening program being offered at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Gardens under the direction of Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners. Monday, May 14, Tina Tuttle will deliver a presentation, “Variegation: Nature’s Great Mistakes” in the UF shade garden classroom. Tina is a National Garden …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/26/garden-tour-2/

Orchids are not an ordeal to grow

One of the thrills of gardening is walking outside and discovering a new bloom. Recently I spotted a splash of color in a shady corner of my landscape. What did I place in that neglected portion of the yard? To my delight, it was a lovely orchid bloom. I’m not an orchid expert—far from it. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/24/orchids-are-not-an-ordeal-to-grow/

Hit a home run with Knock Out roses

I love roses, I always have. After many years of growing roses, I found myself becoming, dare I say it, a bit of a rose snob. If it wasn’t a hybrid tea, I didn’t want anything to do with it. But as many Southerners know, the hybrid teas do have to be pampered and constantly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/18/hit-a-home-run-with-knock-out-roses/

Squash vine borer invades the garden

Last week the zucchini plants in my garden began to flower. I knew that it would not be long before I would enjoy all the culinary pleasures of this versatile cucurbit. My concern was that all the bees, needed for pollination, seemed to be enjoying the flowers of a nearby bottlebrush plant and not visiting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/10/squash-vine-borer-invades-the-garden/

Nuisance Wildlife Seminar

Uninvited guests making a nuisance of themselves?  If they are of the wildlife type, Santa Rosa County Extension invites you to a 2-hour seminar on “Managing Nuisance Wildlife in your Yard” on April 26 from 6pm to 8pm.  The Santa Rosa County Extension Office is located at 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570. Dr. Holly Ober, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/09/nuisance-wildlife-seminar/

How to grow your vegetables in a straw bale

A fun technique to try in your vegetable plot is “bale” gardening. Using straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor, and for those who have little space to garden. It’s an easy and low-cost way to create …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/03/how-to-grow-your-vegetables-in-a-straw-bale/

“Kiderpillar School” tours begin

Do you need an interesting and educational field trip? “Kiderpillar School”, an award-winning educational program, is now accepting reservations for class field trips Monday through Wednesday beginning 23 April 2012. Tour visits consist of a basic lesson on butterfly conservation, the life cycle and habits of the butterfly followed by a journey through the vivarium …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/03/kiderpillar-school-tours-begin/

Garden Tour

Celebrate Spring with a tour through the Milton Gardens. In conjunction with the Emerald Coast Flower and Garden Festival, guided tours of the gardens will be available on Saturday, April 14th on the Pensacola State College Campus in Milton. Tours are scheduled for 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Tour guides will be UF/IFAS Santa Rosa …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/03/garden-tour/

Plant Sale

Hot Plants for Summer Get your garden ready for summer with plants that thrive in the summer heat!  The UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners will be selling a variety of plants just perfect for you to create a lush and colorful garden to survive ourFlorida summer. Also featured will be new plants on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/03/plant-sale/

‘Easter Egg’ is an eggplant that will amaze the kids

High in fiber, low in calories and cholesterol free, the eggplant is a great edible to add to the summer garden. Although we think of eggplant as a vegetable, botanically it is a fruit. In Northwest Florida, our long hot growing season is perfect for the eggplant. One of the most common problems encountered in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/03/28/easter-egg-is-an-eggplant-that-will-amaze-the-kids/

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