Growing Gardenias; Palms For Colder Northeast Florida Winters

Having issues with your gardenias? Or perhaps you have “frizzle top?” (Not a “bad hair day” in Florida’s humid climate, but rather brown, twisted palm fronds.) Get answers from the gardening experts at Nassau County, Florida Extension…

SALT & LIME: Florida Gardening Tips

While salt and lime go well with Tequila poolside, they may be unwanted companions in Florida landscapes. If you’re a coastal dweller in northeast Florida, learn about salt tolerant plants for the garden (BONUS: some suggestions attract butterflies and hummingbirds, too.) CAVEAT: Don’t add lime to your Florida lawn! (But use it for vegetable gardens.)

Tasty Homegrown Heirloom Tomatoes & Native Florida Plants

Tasty Homegrown Florida Heirloom Tomatoes: The appeal of growing your own tomatoes may come from your taste buds, wallet, or even food safety issues. For some, though, it’s the personal satisfaction of growing and picking the backyard bounty from garden plots or patio container pots. Read more about growing tomatoes in Florida.

Northeast Florida: Growing Brussels Sprouts, Best Grapefruit Trees

Growing Brussels Sprouts and grapefruit in northeast Florida. Read the latest Florida gardening tips from Nassau County, Florida horticultural agent.

Northeast Florida: It’s Time to Prune the Muscadines

Do you have fruit growing in your yard? Muscadine grapes should be pruned between January and March in the Northeast Florida area. Concerned about your orange tree during a hard freeze? Most of the oranges we grow in Northeast Florida area are grafted onto cold hardy root stock, so there is less chance of losing the tree from freeze damage. The portion of the tree you truly need to protect is the grafting part (where the root stock meets the scion).

Florida Gardening: Winter Lawn Watering, Oleander Moths

A University of Florida faculty member and Nassau County Extension Horticultural Agent, Rebecca Jordi addresses some of the questions she receives about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida, in GARDEN TALK. The Extension also offers helpful clinics throughout the year, providing assistance to local gardeners…

GARDEN FRESH: Cool Season Herbs to Grow in Northeast Florida

A University of Florida faculty member and Nassau County Extension Horticultural Agent, Rebecca Jordi addresses some of the questions she receives about landscaping and gardening in northeast Florida, in GARDEN TALK. The Extension also offers helpful clinics throughout the year, providing assistance to local gardeners on Amelia Island and in the surrounding areas of Nassau County, Florida.