Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.

689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850

  1. Tomato-growing seminar

    by , 03-28-2012 at 10:47 AM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    If you’ve experienced difficulties in growing tomatoes in Florida, you’re not alone. If you plan to grow tomatoes this year, you may want to attend one of three seminars titled “How to Grow Tomatoes in Florida” offered by the University of Florida Extension Service.

    We are offering three seminars: one in Okaloosa County and two in Walton County. The first seminar will be on Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 5479 Old Bethel Road in Crestview.
  2. Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida

    by , 03-28-2012 at 10:24 AM (Lawn & Garden Advice for Northwest Florida)
    Q. I received beautiful tulips this Valentine's Day. The blooms are now gone and I would like to know how to care for the bulbs? When should they be planted? I would love to try to have them bloom again next spring.

    A. Tulips are treated or grown as annuals in Florida. We have two problems with successfully growing tulips this far south. First, they do not receive enough cold weather to meet their requirements to bloom. Secondly, it gets hot quick enough in the spring to cause the