Escambia County Extension Service

Southern Gardening
4:20 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Southern Gardening: Citrus, Blackberries Great Choices For Spring Planting

Escambia County Extension

Once Northwest Florida dries out from the going flood event, residents will be returning attention to their gardens. In this installment of WUWF's occasional series on gardening, the focus is on citrus and other fruit, such as blackberries, that would grow well in this region.

Jonathon Heide and Escambia County horticulturalist Beth Bolles, long-time hosts of the WUWF TV program “Southern Gardening” have some tips on what to plant.

Bolles on Citrus:

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Spring Gardening Tips
2:08 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Southern Gardening: Postpone Lawn Fertilization, Protect Bees

Credit Escambia County Extension

Despite this week’s winter-like temperatures, spring is here and residents have begun to beautify their yards. For expert advice on what to do and when, we’re continuing our occasional series on gardening with Jonathon Heidi Escambia County horticulturalist Beth Bolles, hosts of WUWF TV’s Southern Gardening.

Lawn Fertilization:

Despite ads encouraging you to "get a jump on spring,” Bolles says it’s far better to hold off for a bit when it comes to lawn fertilization and nitrogen.

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Pre-spring Gardening
3:21 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Southern Gardening: Tips For Cold-Damaged Palms & Winter Lawns

A Canary Island Date Palm which may recover from the cold.
Credit Escambia County Extension Service

Residents in Northwest Florida and South Alabama need look no further than their yards to see evidence of this year’s harsh winter, including the extended hard freeze of Winter Storm Leon at the end of January.  But, with spring around the corner, people across the region are beginning the process of getting their yards in shape and probably wondering what to do about those cold damaged, brown palms.

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