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Weekly “What is it?”: Parrot Pitcher Plant

carriestevensonNovember 15th, 2023To the untrained eye, one might assume they are baby pitcher plants. Lying low and prone to the ground, parrot pitchers (Sarracenia psittacina) exhibit the same vivid coloration and intricate venation as other pitcher plants, but at a miniature scale. Full grown, they are just a few inches long and observed only by looking very […]

Weekly “What is it?”: Yaupon holly

carriestevensonNovember 8th, 2023For most of the year, yaupon (pronounced “yo-pon”) holly is the nondescript evergreen backdrop to forested areas throughout the Panhandle. But in the fall, these plants are bursting with brilliant red berries. There are 9 holly species native to our area, all with evergreen, mostly oval shaped leaves. Of these, yaupon is among those with […]

Proper Planting: Annuals and Perennials

Anne YasalonisNovember 1st, 2023Proper planting ensures a good start to a healthy landscape. The following guidelines for installing plants apply for sandy, well-drained soils. Annuals and Perennials Annuals and perennials are typically small (4”) to one gallon sized pots and last at least one season. Examine plants prior to purchasing. Check for signs of disease or insects. Check […]

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