Tag Archive: Favorite

A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

Favorite Fall ThingsPhoto Credit: Angela Hinkle Fall is my favorite time of year. Let me share with you a few of my favorite Fall things to help explain why. Walking my dog in the heat of a summer morning is like trudging through a bowl of warm chowder. But with the cooler autumn mornings arriving, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/27/a-few-of-my-favorite-fall-things/

African Blue Basil: A Pollinator Favorite

Many bees and beneficial wasps will be attracted to African blue basil. Photo by Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/african-blue-basil-a-pollinator-favorite/

New Twist on an Old Favorite – Abelia

Clusters of tiny white flowers on abelia. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Abelias have been a landscape staple in the Southeastern United States for over a century. Numerous types have been used over the years, but two of the oldest forms still used in landscapes are Glossy Abelia Abelia x grandiflora and Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’, dating …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/29/new-twist-on-an-old-favorite-abelia/

A Plant Favorite Comes South

A visit to a nursery and homeowners will see so many new selections of plants for the landscape. Some of these plants are new plant developments and may include plants we could not previously grow in Florida’s heat and humidity. One new plant series is the Southgate® Rhododendrons. Anyone from more northern areas of the South …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/04/a-plant-favorite-comes-south/

Buttonbush: A Pollinator’s Favorite

Sheila Dunning Horticulture Agent Okaloosa County Extension sdunning@ufl.edu Beginning in 2007, the US Senate, in support of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, declared the last week of June as “National Pollinator Week.”  As humans, we depend on pollen-moving animals for one out of every three bites of food.  Without birds, bees, bats, beetles, butterflies …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/28/buttonbush-a-pollinators-favorite/