Tag Archive: Blue

African Blue Basil: A Pollinator Favorite

Many bees and beneficial wasps will be attracted to African blue basil. Photo by Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Basil is a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/african-blue-basil-a-pollinator-favorite/

Grow Confidence with Blue Ribbon 4-H Public Presentations

4-H has helped this Washington County youth develop confidence to speak in front of groups.  Photo credit: Julie Dillard, UF IFAS A 2001 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking.  This statistic inspired the famous joke by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld that a most funerals, “the average person would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/25/grow-confidence-with-blue-ribbon-4-h-public-presentations/

National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… blue crab.   Probably like many of you out there, the very first sea creature I ever caught was a blue crab. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/national-seafood-month-blue-crabs/

Florida Wildflowers: Blue Mistflower

Blue Mistflower – Image Credit Mary Derrick, UF / IFAS   Here’s a beautiful native perennial wildflower that is easy to grow and generally available in the independent nursery trade. In the wild, you can encounter them at the edges of woodlands and ponds as they prefer moist areas. Blue mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum, performs well as a perennial in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/18/florida-wildflowers-blue-mistflower/

Blue Butterflies

Many species of butterflies are flitting through summer gardens but a special butterfly has recently made its appearance in perennial gardens. The Blue butterfly bush, Clerodendrum ugandense is a mid to late summer blooming plant that has unique flowers resembling butterflies. Photo: Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Escambia County During our hottest days, light blue flowers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/02/blue-butterflies/

Dry Fall In Florida’s Big Bend, But Ample Blue Skies

Winter forage crops are sitting inactive due to our dry fall, but December may bring much needed moisture. Showers began in April for Florida’s growers in the Big Bend region.  With the exception of Tropical Storm Debbie, the showers were steady, and if not generous, they were ample. Early autumn saw the frequency of showers slowdown and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/22/dry-fall-in-floridas-big-bend-but-ample-blue-skies/