Florida friendly landscaping

Amaryllis in the Springtime!

red and white amaryllis

Growing amaryllis will be the focus of the March 18 “Mondays in the Gardens” series. Sally Menk, a Santa Rosa Master Gardner for 24 years, will lead the presentation beginning at 10 a.m. in the UF shade garden classroom. Monday in the Gardens is a free gardening program being offered at the UF/IFAS West Florida …

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Turf Tuesdays

Learn all the latest on maintaining a healthy lawn from the experts. This four-week series will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Extension Service. Schedule: February 26: pH, soil types, soil testing, turf types March 5: fertilization March 12: weed control March 19: irrigation     …

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Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/22/green-industry-bmp-training/

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/

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/

“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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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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Extension and Master Gardeners teach you how to “Love Your Lawn”

Discover how to use Florida-friendly environmental practices to create a manageable lawn.  This 2-hour workshop will offer ideas on watering, fertilization, pest control, and other practices to help you manage and enjoy your lawn.  The workshop is scheduled for March 17th, from 9 A.M to 11 A.M.  It will be presented by Theresa Friday, Extension …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/02/29/extension-and-master-gardeners-teach-you-how-to-love-your-lawn/

Invasive exotic species know no bourndaries

Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), February 26 through March 3, by learning about alien plant and animal species whose introduction does (or is likely to) cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Here are a few things you can do to help stop the spread of invasive species. Do some …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/02/21/invasive-exotic-species-know-no-bourndaries/

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