Plants

2013 Santa Rosa Master Gardeners Plant Sale

orange and yellow striped gailardia

The Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners will have their annual plant sale at the Emerald Coast Flower and Garden Festival at the UF/IFAS WFREC-Milton Campus Gardens on April 5 from noon to 5 p.m. and on April 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The theme for this year is “Easy Plants for All Seasons”. …

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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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Learn about Antique Roses!

rose bushes along a fence

Join in learning about antique roses at the “Mondays in the Gardens” free gardening program offered at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Gardens under the direction of Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners.  Monday, February 18th at 10 AM Sally Menk will deliver a presentation, “Antique Roses – Their History and Care” in …

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Palm Care Tips for the Green Industry!

Every landscape manager, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add the tropical feel to their landscape.  The chief way to achieve this is by incorporating palms and other tropical plants to their surroundings.  As a landscape installation or maintenance professional, one would like to care for it properly as with any other plant.  I would …

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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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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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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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‘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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Heirloom or hybrid tomatoes, which to choose?

Tomatoes are a favorite of backyard gardeners. Fresh-grown tomatoes are packed with flavor and nutrition. Due to their popularity, many different types of tomatoes have been developed and selected over time. Choosing the best type for your individual growing situation will increase your chance of enjoying a mouth-watering tomato sandwich on a hot summer day. …

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