Larry Williams

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Name: Larry Williams
Date registered: February 29, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Creating Beautiful Color Pots seminar — July 15, 2016
  2. 2016 4-H Summer Camp set at Camp Timpoochee — June 27, 2016
  3. Vertical Gardening Seminar — June 13, 2016
  4. Gardening in June may include a visit to the plant clinic — June 7, 2016
  5. Bonsai show coming May 21 to Fort Walton Beach — May 16, 2016

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Creating Beautiful Color Pots seminar

Container Gardening. Photo credit: UF/IFAS Extension

There are areas in most landscapes where it is not practical or possible to bring in the tiller and create a flowerbed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have color in those areas. A little imagination, a decorative container and appropriate plants can turn a bare spot into a splash of color. Consider using a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/07/15/creating-beautiful-color-pots-seminar/

2016 4-H Summer Camp set at Camp Timpoochee

Camp Timpoochee Dining Hall. Photo Credit: Camp Timpoochee

Do you need something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The Okaloosa County Extension Office has a suggestion for you – Camp Timpoochee. Camp Timpoochee, located in Niceville on the Choctawhatchee Bay, is the site for 4-H Camp for Okaloosa County. The 2016 camp for Okaloosa will be July 11-15 and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/06/27/2016-4-h-summer-camp-set-at-camp-timpoochee/

Vertical Gardening Seminar

The concept of vertical gardening may not be something you’ve put much thought into. But done correctly, vertical gardening can be a space saving idea in gardens and landscapes with limited room. Vining, sprawling vegetables such as some types of squash, cucumbers and running peas take up more garden space if they are allowed to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/06/13/vertical-gardening-seminar/

Gardening in June may include a visit to the plant clinic

June offers hotter temperatures, humidity and possible thunderstorm activity. In addition, school is out and many people take time to go on vacation. This leaves less time for landscape and garden chores. But there are things to do in the June landscape and garden here in the Northwest Florida area.  In today’s article, I’ll share …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/06/07/gardening-in-june-may-include-a-visit-to-the-plant-clinic/

Bonsai show coming May 21 to Fort Walton Beach

The word bonsai is pronounced bone sigh, bon means tray or pot and sai means plant. Bonsai refers to the plant being miniaturized as well as to the technique used. In today’s article, Lynn Fabian, Okaloosa County Master Gardener and member of the Fort Walton Beach Bonsai Society, shares information on the art of bonsai …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/16/bonsai-show-coming-may-21-to-fort-walton-beach/

Steps to solve plant problem may include visit to plant clinic

Step 1 Identify the plant. By knowing the type of plant you can begin relating causes to symptoms seen on the plants. Step 2 Survey the site. Is the problem occurring to one plant or a group of plants? Is it a local problem in your landscape only or are other plants of the same …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/05/12/steps-to-solve-plant-problem-may-include-visit-to-plant-clinic/

Learn about native plants by taking a stroll along our native plant trail

Native Plant Trail Wetland Area. Photo Credit: Larry Williams

Join us for a casual stroll along our native plant trail at the UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20. The Extension Office is located at 3098 Airport Road in Crestview. During the quarter mile walk we will view the variety of native plants listed in the Master Gardener prepared …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/04/17/learn-about-native-plants-by-taking-a-stroll-along-our-native-plant-trail/

Lawn burweed and April plant clinic

Lawn burweed is a winter annual weed that becomes problematic in spring. It is a low-growing weed with leaves somewhat resembling a miniature version of parsley. Burweed seeds germinate in fall. The plants remain small and inconspicuous during winter. It’s not until temperatures warm in spring that this innocent-looking and often unnoticed weed begins rapid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/04/04/lawn-burweed-and-april-plant-clinic/

Plant clinic and bee seminar offered in March

Lichen on Crape Myrtle Tree. Photo Credit: Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension

Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will provide two gardening events this month at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex located at 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Plant Clinic The first plant clinic of this year will be provided by Okaloosa County Master Gardeners from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/03/10/plant-clinic-and-bee-seminar-offered-in-march/

2016 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminars

Centipedegrass Lawn, Photo Credit: Dr. J. Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS Extension Turfgrass Specialist

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 February 27 and 28 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. On Saturday, February …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/02/25/2016-home-show-includes-lawn-and-garden-seminars/

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