March 17



Want to learn more about gardening in Gulf County?

Come join the Gulf County Master Gardeners for a question and answer workshop Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe.

There will be information on Florida Friendly Landscaping, soil sampling, native plants and suggestions on plants that grow well in the sandy Gulf County soil. Bring your landscape ideas and plans, questions and garden-related problems to share. The Master Gardeners will bring websites, reference materials and their knowledge to help you find answers to problems you may be encountering.

The recent Florida Friendly Landscaping program offered ideas and also generated lots of questions. This workshop will answer some of those questions and share more information for Gulf County gardeners.

The nine Florida Friendly Landscaping principles are:

• Right plant, right place

• Water efficiently

• Fertilize appropriately

• Mulch

• Attract wildlife

• Manage yard pests responsibly

• Recycle

• Manage stormwater runoff

• Protect the waterfront.

Now is a great time to get growing in Gulf! The Gulf County Master Gardeners are a group of trained volunteers who work with the Gulf County Extension Director to provide horticulture information to county homeowners. For more information, give the Gulf County Extension Office a call at 639-3200.