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Divide Perennials in the Fall

After a few years, many perennial plants have grown so large that they need to be divided in order to be revived. Overcrowding causes them to bear fewer flowers and, sometimes, to die in the center. Fall is a good time to divide perennials that bloom in spring and summer and are now done blooming …

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This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs

Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat   As fall approaches, our spring blooming shrubs such as gardenia, spirea and azalea begin to look unkempt and overgrown. That means it is time to give them a severe pruning to get them ready for …

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Time to Start a Fall Garden

Broccoli, a popular winter vegetable. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS As the days get shorter and temperatures decrease, it is time install your cool season vegetable garden. Many vegetables can be grown in Florida, but it is important to understand what the climatic requirements are for each crop to have the most success. To …

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Fall Tomato Selection

Photo Credit: Abbie Seales Rolph One of the many great thing about living in Florida is the long growing season that the climate affords to gardeners. For up to 8 months a year warm season vegetables can be grown. The colder months are mild enough to grow other crops as well. Although most gardeners tomatoes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/14/fall-tomato-selection/

Try Dwarf Lantana for a Summer and Fall Blooming Perennial

  Dwarf lantana cultivar ‘Anne Marie’ – Image UF IFAS Extension, Matthew Orwat With the heat of summer already here, we all know that our pansies, petunias and snapdragons are on their way out. This leaves us wondering what we could plant that will give us color throughout summer and fall to the first frost. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/19/try-dwarf-lantana-for-a-summer-and-fall-blooming-perennial/

Blame Ragweed not Goldenrod for Fall Hay Fever

Goldenrod are easily recognizable this time of year with its showy yellow flowers held high on stems moving back and forth by autumn winds. A field full of these vivid yellow blossoms is a sight to see with a bright blue fall sky as a background. But too often this plant is blamed for the sneezing, …

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Fall Season Can Mean More Snake Encounters

In the last few weeks we have received an increase in calls about snake encounters. Most of these have dealt with small juvenile snakes folks are finding on their property, or in their homes, but we are also hearing about large ones. Corn snakes are excellent climbers and consume a lot of rodents.Photo: Nick Baldwin …

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The Sweet Scent of Fall

Flowers on Sweet Olive. Photo credit: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension Sweet Olive Osmanthus fragrans is a versatile evergreen that produces fragrant flowers from the fall through the winter months.  This upright-growing large shrub or small tree has medium green leaves and small white flowers that form in the leaf axils.  The tiny flowers are not …

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Bold Colors for Your Fall Landscape

I think it’s safe to say fall is officially here. Shouts can be heard from local football stadiums, occasionally a crisp fall breeze will send us looking for a light jacket, and coffee shops are pushing all things pumpkin. Now that we can officially appreciate the cooler fall weather, it may be time to stretch …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/07/bold-colors-for-your-fall-landscape/

Invasive or Just Great Fall Color

Fall color of Chinese tallow. Image credit UGA Extension Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) a  deciduous and very aggressive tree. Many people appreciate the fact that it grows fast, provides great shade, and has a beautiful reddish fall color. Despite it’s attributes, it is highly invasive and considered a noxious weed. It has spread to every coastal …

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