Container Gardening Lecture & Mini Plant Sale

A little imagination, a decorative container and appropriate plants can turn a bare spot into a splash of color. Consider using a container of annuals to add color to a backyard deck or a paved entrance way. Or what about that area under the tree where grass doesn’t want to grow and where it would …

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CORE / Ornamental & Turf

In order to earn a pesticide application certification for any of the Chapter 487 categories ( Private Applicator, Aquatic, Ornamental & Turf, etc.) you must pass the CORE exam.  To renew any existing license (including Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance) you must complete 2 hours of training.  Monday, May 15th is and opportunity to do these …

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2017 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Timpoochee & May Plant Clinic

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 2017 camp for Okaloosa will be June 5-9 for …

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Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale & Native Plant Trail Tour

Spring Plant Sale Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will hold their Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22 at the Extension Annex located at 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. There will be a great selection of plants, including many hard-to-find Florida-friendly and UF/IFAS recommended varieties grown by Okaloosa County …

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April’s Plant Clinic & Should I Put Sand on My Lawn?

This year’s first plant clinic will be held Friday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. Bring a fresh sample of the weed, plant, insect, etc., that you’d like diagnosed to the clinic. This may include a plant stem with …

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Upcoming Lawn & Gardening Events in Northwest Florida

Many people become frustrated with their lawns here in Florida. Our climate, sandy soils and pest problems are unique compared to most areas of the U.S. Most people follow incorrect lawn care practices in Florida. As a result, they waste money, water, fertilizer and end up with a disappointing lawn. To address some of the …

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Tomato Troubles & Upcoming Tomato Seminar

Tomatoes are popular in the home garden and the Extension office receives many calls from gardeners concerning their tomato troubles. Willie Chance, Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist in Georgia, describes common tomato problems in today’s article. Blossom-end rot causes the blossom-end of a tomato to become dry, brown and leathery. It’s caused by calcium deficiency in …

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2017 Home Show Includes Lawn, Citrus and Landscape Seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn, citrus and landscape seminars. The Home Show will be held February 25 and 26 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. On Saturday, …

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Eco-Nomic Living Expo at Santa Rosa Mall Saturday, Feb. 11

Come join the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office for the 2017 Eco-Nomic Living Expo at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther on Saturday, February 11. This year’s Expo begins a 10 am and ends at 3 pm and includes seminars, activities for the entire family, educational exhibits and door prizes. The theme for the …

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Limited Pesticide Training and Exam

Get new employees certified before the spray season begins.  Feb 2 at Ewing Irrigation in Ft Walton there will be a review and exam opportunity.  For more information: 20217. However 2017 brings a few changes. In order to earn CEUs for a current Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance or Limited Lawn and Ornamental you need to stay …

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