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  • Pruning Palms Properly


    ​A correctly fertilized and pruned palm should have a 360 degree round canopy of green fronds. University of Florida specialists has observed that after our severe hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 "hurricane-cut" palms were more likely to have their crowns snapped off than those with fuller can...

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  • March Tree Care


    Preventative pruning of your shade trees now can help to promote good tree structure, making for a more storm resistant tree. Our hurricane season begins June 1st through November 30th. Prepare trees for those windstorms......

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  • University of Florida Gardening Tips


    ​Cool season flowering annuals that can be planted this month include begonia, browallia, lobelia, dianthus, dusty miller, and nicotiana. Winter is a great time to plant bulbs that will bloom this spring. Spring flowering bulbs to try are clivia, crinum lily, and agapanthus. ...

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  • Support Mounts Garden-Unique Locally Grown Botanical Garden Plants Available


    ​The Mounts Botanical Garden offers exceptional plants propagated from the garden. Master Gardener volunteers assist in growing an array of native and exotic plants which are for sale in support of the garden. The Mounts Botanical Garden 'Guild' nursery conducts a plant sale each Monday and Thursd...

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  • 20 Master Gardener Volunteers Complete Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Training Program


    ​Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension engages people in learning to use unbiased, University of Florida research-based horticulture and gardening practices through a network of trained Master Gardener volunteers. Master Gardener volunteers are coordinated and supported by University of Florida...

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  • Plant a Palm


    Palms provide that tropical look to the landscape while adding to your property value. Most palms are well adapted to our soils and require minimum care to establish and maintain. Factors to consider when selecting a palm include eventual mature size, single or multi trunked and feather or fan shap...

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  • Loblolly Bay - A Florida Native Tree


    Residents are planting more native trees, shrubs and ground covers into their home landscape. Florida native plants can withstand the stresses of South Florida temperatures, rainfall, insects and diseases. The right native plant, planted into the right location often require less maintenance than ...

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  • "Before You Tie The Knot" Marriage Preparation Class


    Before You Tie the Knot (BYTK) is a research-based premarital education program designed to offer constructive guidance to couples as they begin their lives as a married couple. The program aims to help couples understand that it takes both partners working together to make a marriage successful. T...

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  • Chocolate - The Cocoa Tree


    Our ever increasing warm tropical climate is helping gardeners to grow Cocoa, the chocolate bean tree. Cocoa-(Theobroma cacao) is an ancient crop, grown and harvested for thousands of years by native Central and South Americans. Cocoa trees can grow up to 25 ft and must be planted into a partially ...

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 Contact Us

Ronald Rice
Cooperative Extension Director

The Clayton E. Hutcheson
Agricultural Services Center
559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach
Florida 33415

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