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Plants Don’t Live Forever

A New Yorker cartoon shows a lady shopping a garden center bench for plants. She has three choices at three price points: annuals, $ 6; perennials, $ 10; eternals, $ 749.95. No matter what the cost, plants don’t live forever. And if they did, what would they cost? They’d probably cost more than $ 749.95. …

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Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike at any time.  There is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/09/disasters-dont-plan-ahead-you-can/

Why Don’t My Plants Match?

Coontie (Zamia floridana) planted at the same time but growing at different rates. Photo: J_McConnell, UF/IFAS When designing landscapes, it is popular to create lines and masses of plants for high visual impacts. Plants are carefully selected to be similar in size and shape at the time of installation. They are all grouped together, so they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/12/why-dont-my-plants-match/

Don’t Think You Have a Green Thumb? Try Container Gardening!

Banana pepper in container. Photo by Molly Jameson. Interested in having a garden, but have limited space? Maybe you live in an apartment, have poor soil quality, or you just don’t have many areas that get enough sunlight. Maybe you’ve tried gardening, but given up, labeling yourself as one of those who “just doesn’t have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/28/dont-think-you-have-a-green-thumb-try-container-gardening/

Don’t Be Duped By Plant Tags!

People are, by nature, skeptical. Humans are and have always been questioners of the world around them and that’s a good thing! For instance, when one reads a sensational article on Facebook or watches an infomercial selling a too-good-to-be-true product he/she is immediately dubious of the veracity of the claim. Given this innate sense, why …

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Maintain Body Condition between Calving and Breeding: “Don’t let ‘em slip”

Body condition score at calving is the single most important factor that determines when a cow will breed for the next calf crop, however, it is also very important to minimize condition loss between calving and the breeding season. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Body condition score …

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Don’t Let Spring Fever Cause a Lawn Headache

Diseased Turfgrass – Image Credit Matthew Orwat With a few nice late winter days, many people get a good dose of spring fever. But be careful when the fever hits you. Don’t fertilize your lawn too early. The fever may turn into a lawn “headache”. Wait to fertilize. Fertilizing while the soil is too cool can …

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Don’t Let Leftovers Get You Green

There is a time limit on leftovers. While leftovers can be a lifesaver for figuring out lunch the next day or dinner when you’re in a time crunch, it is important to remember safe food handling practices including eating, freezing or tossing out refrigerated leftovers within 3-4 days.   Limits to leftovers Put leftovers in …

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Don’t Let Low Fertility Reduce Bermudagrass Potential

Hay barns like this one in Washington County are starting to fill  up again. Fertility management is key to making sure that happens.  Photo credit:  Mark Mauldin It’s mid-summer, rain fall has been adequate, and hay barns are starting to fill up across the Panhandle. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit several Bermudagrass hayfields …

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You Don’t Have To Pamper Pampas Grass

You don’t have to pamper pampas grass!  This attractive perennial, which is native to Latin America – Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, is practically trouble-free.  It’s well adapted to all areas of Florida.  Pampas grass grows in large clumps, eight to ten feet high.  In late summer, it produces showy silver –white or pinkish silken plumes, …

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