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FLORIDA FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING OCTOBER IN THE INDIALANTIC GARDEN

October 1, 2018

Gardening in Florida isn’t easy! It’s hot and humid, alternately too wet    and too dry, and the soil is sandy and alkaline. But by paying attention to    what grows well you can create a beautiful landscape and grow wonderful    trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and fruit. It’s all about the “right plant    in the right place”.        
    


Now that the days are cooler and longer it’s time to get out in the yard    and enjoy gardening.Here on the barrier island in South Brevard we are    in Zone 10a.Keep this in mind when selecting plant material for your    landscape or edible garden.This is the season for growing cool weather    vegetables including tomatoes, cabbages, beans, broccoli, eggplant, and    Brussel sprouts.    
    
    
Excellent information can be found on the University of Florida IFAS    Extension website. Help is also available from UF/Brevard Master    Gardener Clinics. Volunteer UF-trained  Master Gardeners can help with    your gardening and landscaping questions by phone, email, and in    person at clinics located throughout the county. The main clinic as at the    Ag Center in Cocoa:Brevard County Extension Service,    

3695    Lake  Drive, Cocoa,    FL    32926.    

Open    from    8am-5pm.    

Phone    (321)    633-1702    extension    227.    

The closest clinic is on Thursdays in the community room at the  

 Melbourne  Library on Fee Avenue.  Call for hours:    321-674-5700.                
    
UF Resources for Gardeners 
 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™:
 Gardening Solutions:
 Lawn & Garden:
 Living Green:
 We are all stewards of the Indian River Lagoon. The health of this unique and fragile ecosystem depends on every one of us doing the right thing. Fertilize correctly:
 
Plant Florida Natives 
 The Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society serves the southern area of Brevard County. Its website has links to lots of information on native plants that will  
do well here and attract birds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
    
Happy Gardening!    
    
Jenifer Marx    

Brevard County Master Gardener

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