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Seminar on native azaleas and rhododendrons

Native azaleas are a treasure and can be a showstopper in your landscape. Used correctly, they literally can cause people to stop and ask, “What is that plant” as they are so spectacular in full bloom. There are a number of different species, all in the Rhododendron genus, with flower color ranging from white to …

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Final Plant Clinic for 2016 to be held October 14

The final plant clinic of the year will be held Friday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/10/13/final-plant-clinic-for-2016-to-be-held-october-14/

Seminar on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds this Wednesday

I always enjoy being outdoors and watching butterflies and hummingbirds as we move into late summer and fall. Fall is the peak season for butterflies in the Florida Panhandle and there are a surprising number of hummingbirds that migrate to our area as they seek out our mild weather during the winter months. In fact, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/19/seminar-on-attracting-butterflies-and-hummingbirds-this-wednesday/

September Gardening & Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

Master Gardener Plant Sale

As we move into September, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs. September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant some landscape plants. And the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners can assist with this. They are holding a Fall …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/12/september-gardening-master-gardener-fall-plant-sale/

Plant Clinic in Fort Walton Beach Friday, September 9

Plant Clinc Sign

The September plant clinic will be held Friday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. Bring a fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/06/plant-clinic-in-fort-walton-beach-friday-september-9/

Journey to more self-sufficient food production seminar

vegetable produce

Would you like to grow more of your own food? If so, you may be interested in an upcoming gardening seminar being offered at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County. Karen Harper and Marg Stewart, Okaloosa County Master Gardeners, will present an amazing look into their quests to grow more of their own food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/08/15/journey-to-more-self-sufficient-food-production-seminar/

August Plant Clinic this Friday in Fort Walton Beach

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The August plant clinic will be held Friday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. Bring with you a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/08/10/august-plant-clinic-this-friday-in-fort-walton-beach/

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/

Are You Prepared For A Storm?

Hurricane season is upon us and it is already an active season!  To help you be prepared for a storm, we have made several videos on the following topics: Food Inventory, Important Documents, Landscape, Children, Livestock, Boats, Post Storm Issues. For other valuable resources on planning for a storm, go to:  Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/07/08/are-you-prepared-for-a-storm/

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/

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