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Northwest Florida Rose Symposium Saturday September 16, 2017

Northwest Florida Rose Symposium Saturday September 16, 2017

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 9AM to 12PM, UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a rose gardening workshop for gardeners across the Panhandle. Many roses are hard to grow in the Florida Panhandle without investing considerable time and energy into spraying for insect and disease problems. This workshop will teach attendees how to select and sustainably grow roses adapted to the hot-humid conditions of the Southern Gulf Coast. There will be opportunities for outdoor learning and hands-on activities. 

Topics include:

  • Selection of disease resistant rose cultivars adapted to the lower South
  • Resources to obtain hard to find easy care rose cultivars
  • Soil and Nutrient Management
  • Disease and insect management
  • Irrigation
  • Rose Propagation

Participants will be given the opportunity to propagate their own rose and take home their own propagation assembly to grow their own roses from scratch.

Refreshments will be provided and a door prize will be available.

Address: Washington County Ag Center Auditorium, 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley FL 32428.

Pre Registration required for count: Contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu

or register online at eventbrite HERE !

 

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Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.
http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/about/

Matthew Orwat

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Super Saturday Seminar for Cloverbud Volunteers

dsc03699w[1]Cloverbuds are 4-H members between the ages of 5 and 7 and are curious, energetic and fun!   Start off the new year by learning how to work with cloverbud age youth in your club.  A Super Saturday Seminar will be held for any 4-H volunteer interested in learning how to teach cloverbuds on January 24th, 2015, from 10AM-3PM at Chipola College in Marianna. The training will cover a variety of topics, and each volunteer will leave with ready-to-use kits. Choose two sessions to attend:

  • Beach Buddies- a series of educational activities that can be done before, during and after a visit to the beach to learn science and conservation.
  • Exploring Science- using popular children’s books, science experiments, and creative and recreational activities to introduce cloverbuds to scientific concepts.
  • Budding Gardeners- learn how to cultivate a love of gardening and agriculture.
  • Poultry and Rabbits- learn about breeds, animal nutrition, and safety.
  • Visual Arts- learn how arts and crafts are similar yet different while exploring the science of visual arts.

 

CEUs are available for teachers. For more information, or to register, visit http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/district-4h/super-saturday-seminars/.

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Author: Heather Kent – hckent@ufl.edu

Heather Kent is the Regional Specialized 4-H Agent in the Northwest Extension District.

Heather Kent

Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/11/super-saturday-seminar-for-cloverbud-volunteers/

Camellia Grafting Class Saturday January 18th

Camellia Grafting Class Saturday January 18th

 

Want to learn how to graft Camellias?

Graft your favorite cultivar onto an adapted rootstock!

Saturday January 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm CST !

 

camellia class

  • Join us to learn how to graft your favorite camellia cultivar onto an adapted rootstock
  • You can take home your own grafted camellia
  • Hosted by Maphis Tree Farm and UF IFAS Extension Washington County
  •  You will engage in hands on grafting of Camellias for your gar-den. You will take home a grafted Camellia of your own All sup-plies will be furnished by Maphis Tree Farm at a cost of only $ 30.00 per person
  •  Maphis Tree Farm 1534 orange Hill Hwy Chipley, FL.
  •  Call or Email Maphis Tree Farm toregister at 850-638-8243maphistreefarm@bellsouth.net

Click Here to download the flyer 

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Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.
http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/about/

Matthew Orwat

Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/14/camellia-grafting-class-saturday-january-18th/

Art & Garden Festival, Saturday October 5, at NFREC-Quincy

 

The Discovery Garden, showcasing new plants, in Gardens of the Big Bend at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy.

The Discovery Garden, showcasing new plants, in Gardens of the Big Bend at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy.

 The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences presents “Art & Garden,” Saturday October 5, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. The free event will highlight creative ways to explore visual art and the art of gardening. 

Spend the day learning, discovering and engaging in fun activities for the whole family. Learn about floral arranging, container gardens, native plants that attract wildlife, and combating pests and invasive plants in your garden. Join a walking tour of the Gardens or take a trolley tour to view cold-hardy citrus and deciduous fruit. Watch plein-air artists painting on-site throughout the garden. Discover how to make mosaic stepping stones as well as birdbaths from large leaves. Children can spend the day painting pumpkins, planting sweet potato sprouts to take home, or painting, drawing, and making birdfeeders with staff and volunteers from the Gadsden Arts Center. 

An exciting array of trees, shrubs, flowers, organic produce and arts and crafts will be for sale. NFREC staff will be offering free soil testing and a plant disease clinic, so bring a sample of your soil or a clipping of a plant problem from your home garden. The day-long, family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

 

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When:
Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Where:

University of Florida/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Located just north of I-10 Exit 181, 3 miles south of Quincy, off Pat Thomas Highway, SR 267.

Who:

Presented by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, North Florida Research and Education Center in collaboration with the Gadsden Arts Center, Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Havana Garden Club, Quincy Garden Club, and the Tallahassee Plein-Air Artists. Sponsored in part by the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council.   

 

For more information check out the NFREC WEBSITE 

Saturday’s Program:

 

  • 9:00 am           Event begins

                          Plant, produce and art sales by vendors

 

  • 9:30 am  Walking Tour of the Garden with Dr. Gary Knox—See new plants and capture information on your smart phone via QR codes

 

  • 10:00 am         How to Make Mosaic Stepping Stones

                          Wendy Adams, Havana Garden Club

                          Garden Pavilion

 

  • 10:30 am         Trolley Tour — Cold Hardy Citrus and Deciduous Fruits

                          Dr. Pete Andersen and Dr. Russ Mizell

 

  • 11:00 am         Floral Arranging Demonstration

                          Kay Edwards, Quincy Garden Club

                          Garden Pavilion

 

  • 12:00 am         Art Lecture, “Getting a Lay of the Land”

                          Dr. Katerie Gladdys, University of Florida School of Art

                          Exhibit Hall

 

                        ~ First Silent Auction ends ~

 

  • 1:00 pm           How to Make and Decorate Elephant Ear Birdbaths

                          Cathy Boatright, Havana Garden Club

                          Garden Pavilion

 

  • 1:30 pm           Trolley Tour — New Plastic Mulches for Vegetable Production

                          Dr. Josh Freeman

 

  • 2:00 pm           How to Make a Container Garden

                          Dr. Gary Knox                       

                          Garden Pavilion

 

  • 3:00 pm           Walking Tour of the Garden with Dr. Gary Knox – See new plants and capture information on your smart phone via QR codes

 

~ Second Silent Auction ends ~

 

  • 3:30 pm           Raffle Winner Announced and Children’s Art Show Best in Show Announced

 

  • 4:00 pm           Event ends

 

By Dawn McMillan and Gary Knox

 

 

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Author: Gary Knox – gwknox@ufl.edu

Gary Knox is an Extension Specialist and Professor of Environmental Horticulture with the University of Florida at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. Dr. Knox’s research interests focus on evaluating species and cultivars of woody plants for their invasive potential as well as for ornamental characteristics. In addition to research plantings, Dr. Knox is working with a nonprofit volunteer group to develop “Gardens of the Big Bend,” a series of botanical, teaching and evaluation gardens at the Center.

Gary Knox

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