|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on March 30, 2017 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on January 29, 2017 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
2017 Presentations / Lectures
Jan - Pruning and grafting
Feb - Container gardens and seed starting
Mar - Fruits and spray schedules
Apr - Plant Swap
May - Beneficial insects
Jun - Bee Keepers Presentation
Jul - Pollinator Gardens
Aug - Seed Swap
Sep - Master Gardeners Presentation
Oct - General Election and Meeting
Nov - Composting & Vermiculture
Dec - Xmas Event
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on September 6, 2016 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
In conjunction with the University of Florida IFAS the Escambia County Extension Service is presenting free to the public fall gardening classes at the Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church from 6-7 pm Wednesdays, 1030 N. 57th Ave.
9/14 - Herbs for the Cool Season, Beth Bolles
9/21 - Color Combinations in the Garden, Karen Lessard
9/28- Attracting Butterflies and Pollinators to the Garden, Karen Groves (POG member)
10/5- Don't Waste Kitchen Waste-Composting 101, Patti Wernicke (POG member)
10/12- Tips for Growing Delicious Container Tomatoes and Peppers, Lyle and Millie Knapp
10/26- Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Landscape, Alexander Kozman
11/9-Plant Design in Small Spaces-Container Gardening, Pat Bush and Ann Luther
For more info or to reserve space wcontact J. L. Boston, 791-8223, [email protected]
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on May 25, 2016 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Jan— Pruning and
Feb— Spring / Summer veggies, herbs, and exotics
Mar — Beneficials and attracting beneficials to the garden
Apr — (PLANT SWAP)
May — Diseases and Control
Jun — (SUMMER POTLUCK )
Jul — Fall / Winter vegs, herbs, and exotics
Aug — Pensacola Climate and Irrigation
Sep — Garden Structures and Seed Swap
Oct — (GENERAL MTG and VOTING )
Nov — Composting
Dec — ( Christmas Dinner )
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on December 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
This year we will be having a pot luck Christmas Banquet at Asbury Place, adjacent to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, on 9th Ave. The dinner will start at 6:30; however, someone will be there at around 6:00 to help set up and get things ready. The Club will provide the chicken (from Sam's Club) and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on July 30, 2015 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Friday, August 21, 2015
9:00 AM -to- 10:30 AM
Auditorium-Extension Office - 3740 Stefani Road
Learn which bulbs will grow successfully in our area and during what seasons will they bloom. Can they be left in the ground or must they be removed for safe storage? Are there pests that will cause problems for bulbs and if so how are the bulbs protected.
Gingers are tropical plants, what varieties of Gingers grow in NWFL? Must the plants be protected in cold weather? Which gingers are known for their bloom and which for their leaf colors? Is culinary ginger different?
Call 850-475-5230 to make a reservation, this is a free event.
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on July 30, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Rain Barrel & Water Quality Workshop
University of Florida IFAS Extension
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on May 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
We had our spring garden tour this month and new photos are posted on the Garden Photo section.
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on April 21, 2015 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Our meeting this month, April 27, will be at a different location -same time 6:30- due to the plant swap: Cokesberry United Methodist Church, 5725 N. Ninth Ave., Pensacola.
The meeting place is a former restaurant building located behind the church. The meeting place itself is on College Blvd. between and behind the church and the Wendy's restaurant.
What we do is, everyone brings plants (whatever you wish) either from their gardens or store-bought ones (6 packs) from a garden center. Some members bring a lot of plants, some less. I've already potted about 10 or so herbs and some sunflowers, and we'll be bringing tomato and other plants. We enjoy giving our plants to other members.
What we usually do is take down names, each name is called and they choose a plant. We do this for several rounds and at the end, all members get what is left. Everyone has to take home their own left-over plants (if there are any).
Please bring the plants in some type of container to lessen the mess and don't water the day of the swap, to keep dripping water from making a mess. And have something to take your plants home-we usually go home with more than we bring.
*If you wish to come to this meeting and join our Club, you are welcome. Please bring plants to share/swap.
|Posted by Peggy Gibbs on March 19, 2015 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
Conventional wisdom suggests that insects in the garden are always harmful, however, the truth is that only a very small minority of insects cause damage. The remainder of insects in the garden actually perform beneficial tasks, including pollination of vegetable crops, soil improvement, and pest control. In fact, there’s growing evidence that we gardeners should be doing everything we can to attract a diversity of insect helpers to our gardens by providing them with food, water and habitat. Join us at our March membership meeting where I’ll lead a discussion about beneficial insects in the garden. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 PM at the downtown branch of the West Florida Public Library at 239 N. Spring Street.