What is growing in Florida in July?

Flagler county is located in the Agricultural “North” Region of Florida.

If you are a Florida based ornamental gardener, you might want to know what is blooming in the month of July:

Or if you love fresh vegetables and are growing your own veggies, then these Edibles planting projects may interest you:

Survives Transplanting:  Peppers, Tomatoes.

Transplant with Care: n/a

Use Seeds: Cucumbers, Okra, Peas (Southern), Pumpkin.

Enjoy!!!

The Infographics are produced by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and can be found here online: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/infographics.html.

PDF versions of the Infographics can be downloaded and printed if you are interested.

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Keeping in Touch – National Garden Clubs

The National Garden Clubs, Inc. is the top level garden club organization in the USA. All state level organizations, such as FFGC, report to NGC.

NGC publishes a bi-monthly newsletter “Keeping in Touch”.

Feel free to download this very attractive publication: KIT, Jul-Aug

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Florida Gardener – Summer 2020

The Florida Gardener is the official publication of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Each issue covers all facets of garden club activity to include: educational opportunities, legislative alerts, current projects, upcoming events, community projects, book reviews, and more. Published 4x per year.

The magazine is free with membership of the Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Feel free to download your digital copy of Florida Gardener – Summer 2020

Enjoy!!

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What is growing in Florida in June?

Flagler county is located in the Agricultural “North” Region of Florida.

If you are a Florida based ornamental gardener, you might want to know what is blooming in the month of June:

Or if you love fresh vegetables and are growing your own veggies, then these Edibles planting projects may interest you:

Survives Transplanting:  Sweet Potatoes.

Transplant with Care: n/a

Use Seeds: Okra, Peas (Southern).

Enjoy!!!

The Infographics are produced by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and can be found here online: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/infographics.html.

PDF versions of the Infographics can be downloaded and printed if you are interested.

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What is growing in Florida in May?

Flagler county is located in the Agricultural “North” Region of Florida.

If you are a Florida based ornamental gardener, you might want to know what is blooming in May:

Or if you love fresh vegetables and are growing your own veggies, then these Edibles planting projects may interest you:

Survives Transplanting:  Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard.

Transplant with Care:

Use Seeds: Okra, Peas (Southern).

Enjoy!!!

The Infographics are produced by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and can be found here online: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/infographics.html.

PDF versions of the Infographics can be downloaded and printed if you are interested.

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What is growing in Florida in April?

Flagler county is located in the Agricultural “North” Region of Florida.

If you are a Florida based ornamental gardener, you might want to know what is blooming in April:

Or if you love fresh vegetables and are growing your own veggies, then these Edibles planting projects may interest you:

Survives Transplanting:  Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes.

Transplant with Care:

Use Seeds: Beans (Bush, Pole, Lima), Cantaloupes, Corn, Cucumbers, Okra, Peas (Southern), Squash (summer, winter), Watermelon.

Enjoy!!!

The Infographics are produced by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and can be found here online: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/infographics.html.

PDF versions of the Infographics can be downloaded and printed if you are interested.

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Cheers to our Spring Festival SPONSORS!!

Our Spring Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. This is very unfortunate after investing a lot of energy and resources by the Vendors, Sponsors and our Club member-volunteers.

However, there is a silver lining in all of this. We had a substantial number of Sponsors who donated amounts of money, goods or services. The majority of our Sponsors did not ask for refunds, but granted their donations to be applied to our good causes this year.

We are very grateful for this generosity and will ensure their contributions are making a difference to multiple recipients.

In the words of Carol Walker our next Club President: “The Sponsors donated their gifts for the cancelled Spring Festival to the scholarships and camps. Sponsors are still supporting the students during this financially challenging time.  They’re unsung heroes.”

We will continue publishing the logos and website links of all our sponsors during the rest of the year. You will find them on this website page

Thank you so much Sponsors!!!

The Garden Club at Palm Coast

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What is growing in Florida in March?

Flagler county is located in the Agricultural “North” Region of Florida.

If you are a Florida based ornamental gardener, you might want to know what is blooming in March:

Or if you love fresh vegetables and are growing your own veggies, then these Edibles planting projects may interest you:

Survives Transplanting:  Arugula, Eggplant, Kohlrabi, Pepper,  Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes.

Transplant with Care: Carrots, Spinach.

Use Seeds: Beans (Bush, Pole, Lima), Corn, Cucumbers, Onions (bunching, Shallots), Peas (English, Southern), Radish, Squash (summer, winter), Watermelon.

Enjoy!!!

The Infographics are produced by the University of Florida, IFAS Extension and can be found here online: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/infographics.html.

PDF versions of the Infographics can be downloaded and printed if you are interested.

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The Garden Club at Palm Coast in the News

On February 18, 2020, a team of 4 came together at Mary Ellen Setting’s house to record a new radio spot for Spring Festival 2020. Mary Ellen’s husband Dennis has a recording studio where it all happened. Thanks Dennis for your expertise and equipment!

Carol Geran wrote the text and Marinus Grootenboer lent his voice for the audio clip. Dennis recorded the voice track and selected and mixed the music.

You can find the result on the front page of the Club website and also right here. Take a listen:

Also present at the recording session was Danielle Anderson, a reporter for the News-Journal. She took photos during the event and published an article on March 4th, which you can read here:
https://www.news-journalonline.com/lifestyle/20200304/garden-club-of-palm-coast-plants-seeds-for-annual-spring-festival

On the same page you can also read the article about the March Selection of the Month. The result: a full page in the News-Journal filled with Garden Club in the news!!

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Whispering Meadows Ranch Community Project

Work at the Ranch continues!

On Thursday, Feb. 27th five club members joined Jane Villa-Lobos for a work session at Whispering Meadows Ranch. The club began this community project last year by planting several gardens, including the entrance gate and garden, a sensory garden in the play area and adding colorful plants along one of the horse trails.

The club is committed to helping this family-owned non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of those with disabilities and special needs through recreational, educational, and equine-assisted programs.

The first work session of the year began by removing the plants in the sensory garden and converting it to a succulent and ground cover garden as it is too shady for herbs. Now it contains flapjack kalanchoe, ajuga, red dragon flower (Huernia), aloe and mother-in-law tongue.  Wax begonias will be planted to add color next week.

 

The front entrance beds on John Anderson Highway were bordered with wooden beams. Beach dune daisies and bleeding heart vine were added to the existing aloes. Two copper colored Aechmea blanchettiana bromeliads were planted in front of the entrance columns which make quite the statement!

 

The first garden you see as you enter is in dappled sun but the oyster plants, crotons, multi-colored ti plants, and ferns have survived the munching by herds of deer which live on the property. Deer repellant stakes border the garden and seem to work. Members are learning what to plant where and what plants are deer resistant, or at least what these deer don’t like.

The riding trail to the play area was refreshed with several types of bromeliads, aztec grass, wandering jew, arboricola schefflera, mother-in-law tongue, Philippine violet, and walking iris.

 

 

 

There are many more areas which need work, so if anyone is interested in helping please contact Jane Villa-Lobos or Janet Correia. The next work morning will be Thursday, March 5.

Article by Jane Villa-Lobos
Photos by Jane Villa-Lobos

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