Gardening Blog


Alicia Lamborn is the Environmental Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Baker County. Programming includes topics on ornamental landscapes and edible gardening.  Check out her gardening blog for tips and timely information to help you be successful in your home garden.


Spring Garden Festival – April 7th

Load up your wagon for the 10th annual Baker County Spring Garden Festival and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from local plant vendors, plus kid’s activities, gardening exhibits, door prizes and more.  Visitors can also receive Florida-Friendly landscaping advice from UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners and stroll through the gardens located on the property.  The festival will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the


It’s Potato Planting Time

Americans love eating potatoes and farmers love planting them on Valentine's Day, a tradition that seems to go back generations.  Potato planting time in North Florida is during the coolest months of January to March, although February 14th seems to be a popular planting day.  Look for seed potatoes at your local feed store or garden center, which are likely to be good varieties for Florida gardens and have not been treated to prevent sprouting


Florida Forest Stewardship Tours: South Prong Plantation, Baker County

South Prong Plantation is located at the headwaters of the South Prong of the St. Mary’s River in Baker County.  Doug Moore, South Prong owner and manager, purchased this timberland in 2002 because it was close to his farm in Duval County, and most of all, because the property was diverse.  South Prong Plantation encompasses over 2,400 acres of pine flatwoods, cypress swamps and hydric hammock that is home to a wide variety of wildlife.