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Theresa Friday
Newsletter Editor
Santa Rosa County

Autumn is a beautiful time of year along Florida's Gulf Coast. While September will still bring up warm and humid days, cooler weather is just around the corner. October is a great month for gardening. The heat and humidity have abated and it is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and cool-season annuals. It’s also a great time for transplanting those shrubs you want to move and for dividing crowded perennials.

Lion's ear, Leonotis leonurus, is a large, fall-flowering perennial. Photo Credits: Theresa Friday, Santa Rosa County

This issue of the award-winning Gardening in the Panhandle will provide you research-based information on several fall topics including growing luscious fruits. Imagine having a cornucopia of fruits right outside your door.

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