November Gardening for Jackson County

The weather is finally cooling down and it is a wonderful time to get out and garden. Here are a few tips for things you can do in November. What to Plant Annuals/Bedding plants: Pansy, viola, and chrysanthemum create great fall color. See Annuals: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_annual_landscape_plants Bulbs: Bulbs to plant include amaryllis, crinum, and daylily. Plant …

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October North Florida Gardening Guide

What to Plant Annuals/Bedding plants: Plant digitalis (foxglove), petunia, and shasta daisy in the fall garden. See Annuals: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_annual_landscape_plants Bulbs: Fragrant daffodil varieties for North Florida include ‘Carlton’, ‘Fortune’, ‘Silver Chimes’, ‘Thalia’, and ‘Sweetness’. See Bulbs for Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_bulbous_flowers Herbs: Some to try from plants or seed include dill, fennel, oregano, and sage. See Herbs: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_herbs Vegetables: Plant bulbing onions, salad crops such as …

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North Florida September Gardening Guide

What to Plant in September Annuals/Bedding plants: Try ageratum, celosia, zinnia, and wax begonia for color into fall. See Annuals: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_annual_landscape_plants Bulbs: Add color, texture, and pattern to the garden with the many varieties of elephant’s ear (Alocasia spp.), calla, narcissus, and zephyr lily. See Elephant’s Ear: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_elephants_ear and Bulbs for Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_bulbous_flowers Herbs: Plant Mexican tarragon, mint, rosemary, and basil. See Herbs: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_herbs Vegetables: It is time …

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Art in the Garden Workshop – September 17

A picture of a bird feeder made out of a tea cup.

The Jackson County Master Gardeners will host an “Art in the Garden” Workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 9AM to Noon. Come learn about whimsical, nostalgic, upcycled art and be inspired to update your garden.  Create your own take-home project.  $20.00 Registration Fee includes supplies. Contact us at 850-482-9620 or stop by the office at 2741 Penn Ave. …

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Making Fruit Wine Workshop – September 24

Blueberry Wine Picture

The Jackson County Master Gardeners will host wine making workshop on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Learn everything you need to know about fermenting your favorite fruits. This workshop will teach you about preparing fruit for wine, yeast strains, and handling wine. You will go home with the equipment necessary to …

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Armenian Cucumbers

Armenian cucumbers are actually a melon and are related to the muskmelon. It is susceptible to wilt, therefore it does its best in the high heat of summer when other plants are under severe heat stress. Our local Jackson County Master Gardener planted Armenian cucumber seeds in April 2012. They slowly developed leaves, vines, and …

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New UF Publication: North Florida Gardening Calendar (link enclosed)

North Florida Gardening Calendar (ENH1190/EP451) Give cold-damaged palms proper care to encourage their recovery in February. In April, monitor landscape plants weekly for aphids on tender new growth. Annuals that can take full sun during hot summer months include celosia, portulaca, vinca, and some coleus. In September, plant cool-season vegetable crops, such as radish, carrot, …

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