September 25, 2013

Fall Garden Season ›

Fall: Florida’s Best Gardening Season Seminar at Crestview Library

Fall should be our busiest gardening season in North Florida. It’s a more comfortable time to be outdoors. Many plants only do well when planted during the cooler weather of fall. Fall planted trees and shrubs have a higher survival rate as compared to those planted in spring. Many nurseries have a better selection of trees during the cooler months. And, nurseries and garden centers could use your business this time of year.

I will cover these topics during a presentation titled, “Fall: Florida’s Best Gardening Season” for the First Tuesday Series program on October 1 at the Crestview Library.The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies served starting at 10 a.m. There is no cost to attend. The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive (behind the Post Office). Call the library at 682-4432 or the Okaloosa County Extension Office at 689-5850 for more information.

March 15, 2013

Pest Control ›

Pest Control 2013

 As the season approaches you may be wondering what insects you will have do deal with and when will they be showing up. Using IPM to Monitor for Pests is a hands-on program being offered at John Deere Landscape in Santa Rosa Beach on March 28 from 4-6 p.m. Join us to learn the many techniques that can help you be prepared for the pest season 2013.

February 23, 2013

Zoysia Grass Seed ›

Zenith Zoysia Grass Seed 2 Lbs. On Sale

Limited Time Sale On Zoysia Grass Seed.

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February 06, 2013

Heirloom Garden ›

Heirloom Gardening

Before the industrialization of agriculture, a much wider variety of plant foods were grown for human consumption. In modern agriculture in the industrialized world, most food crops are now grown in large, monocultural plots. In order to maximize consistency, few varieties of each type of crop are grown. These varieties are often selected for their productivity, their ability to withstand mechanical picking and cross-country shipping, and their tolerance to drought, frost, or pesticides.

Heirloom gardening - is a reaction against this trend, heirloom plants are still widely grown, for example in the home gardens of knowledgeable citizens who care to preserve the natural traits of the plants they consume. As a result they are able to offer a healthier variety at the dinner table to their families.

The trend of growing heirloom plants in gardens has been growing in popularity in North America and Europe over the last decade.

Our spring 2013 supplies are rolling in; remember to sign up for our newsletter for the latest heirloom products varieties as they become available.