Larry Williams

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Name: Larry Williams
Date registered: February 29, 2012

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  1. Inter-planting for Seasonal Color Seminar — April 13, 2015
  2. Lawn Weed ID at Upcoming Plant Clinic (Friday, April 10th) — April 8, 2015
  3. Controlling Tomato Pests in the Home Garden Seminar — March 30, 2015
  4. NWF Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Workshop — March 16, 2015
  5. Upcoming Lawn & Garden Seminars — March 15, 2015

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Inter-planting for Seasonal Color Seminar

Annual Color in the Landscape. Photo Credit: UF/IFAS

Take the guesswork out of providing seasonal color in your landscape and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Marie Harrison as she presents this seminar on Inter-planting for Seasonal Color. Marie is a local author of a number of books including Gardening in the Coastal South, Southern Gardening, an Environmentally Sensitive Approach, Groundcovers for the South, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/04/13/inter-planting-for-seasonal-color-seminar/

Lawn Weed ID at Upcoming Plant Clinic (Friday, April 10th)

Cool Season/Winter Weeds in Lawn during spring, Credit: Larry Williams

Correct identification of a weed is the first step in control of that weed. Most weeds that are dominant in our lawns, landscapes and gardens now are winter annuals. They stand out in late winter and early spring. Most are blooming now with white, yellow and purple flowers. It may appear that these weeds suddenly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/04/08/lawn-weed-id-at-upcoming-plant-clinic-friday-april-10th/

Controlling Tomato Pests in the Home Garden Seminar

Damage to tomato fruit caused by hornworm,
Credit: James Castner, University of Florida

Despite the fact that the State of Florida is one of the top two tomato producing states in the United States, many times the Florida home gardener finds it difficult to grow tomatoes. Florida farmers are first in the production of fresh market tomatoes with California farmers being first in the production of processed tomatoes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/30/controlling-tomato-pests-in-the-home-garden-seminar/

NWF Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Workshop

Honeybee visiting flower. Credit: UF/IFAS

The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting its first annual workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Florosa Elementary School, 1700 Highway 98, Mary Esther. Open to the public, the eight hour event will feature hands-on demonstrations of how to raise bees, collect honey, and build beehives. Guest speakers will include Doug Corbin, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/16/nwf-gulf-coast-beekeepers-association-workshop/

Upcoming Lawn & Garden Seminars

Home grown tomatoes. Credit: Larry Williams

With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public.  Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool as he presents this seminar on planning your vegetable garden. Topics …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/15/upcoming-lawn-garden-seminars/

2015 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn and gardening seminars. The Home Show will be held March 7 and 8 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. On Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 am, Master Gardener Margaret Stewart will provide a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/02/2015-home-show-includes-lawn-and-garden-seminars/

Learn about camellias in Fort Walton Beach on Valentine’s Day

Camellia in bloom
Photo Credit: Larry Williams

As a community service, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society, which is over 50 years old, will conduct a free Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. The workshop will be held at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex, 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach from 9 a.m. until noon on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/02/08/learn-about-camellias-in-fort-walton-beach-on-valentines-day/

100 years of Extension, improved lives and shaped a nation

In one way or another, I would argue that we all have benefited from legislation signed 100 years ago referred to as the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act established the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the nation’s land-grant universities and counties that extends research-based knowledge through a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/12/31/100-years-of-extension-improved-lives-and-shaped-a-nation/

Emerald Coast Home Show Offers Lawn, Landscape Seminars

The Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair and Business Expo will include lawn and landscape seminars and an information booth hosted by the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners. This event will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island on September 13 and 14. The horticulture seminars will be provided by the UF/IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/09/05/emerald-coast-home-show-offers-lawn-landscape-seminars/

Fall into Vegetable Gardening Course at Extension Office

Fall into Vegetable Gardening

Fall is a great time to plant a winter garden. One of the benefits of living in the Florida Panhandle is that we can grow vegetables twelve months out of the year. But not all vegetables can be successfully grown during our cooler fall and winter months. If you have struggled with vegetable gardening or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/09/02/fall-into-vegetable-gardening-course-at-extension-office/

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