Vertical gardening lecture in DeFuniak Springs Feb. 10

January 22, 2016

masterlogoIf you have a serious green thumb but not a lot of space in which to focus your efforts, you don’t have give up of all of your gardening dreams. Vertical gardening might just be the answer that allows you to make the most out of your space restrictions. Vertical gardening is exactly what it sounds like — gardening upward.

Vertical gardening isn’t only beneficial for those who suffer from a lack of space. It offers a lot of diverse potential advantages. It can make managing irksome pests significantly simpler. When you garden “up,” it isn’t hard to spot all of the pests crawling around. Vertical gardening encourages air circulation, too, which can minimize the chances of issues such as fungus, mildew and disease. Importantly, vertical gardening can make your job a lot more comfortable, saving you from the annoyance — and potential aching — of constantly crouching down. Vertical gardening is also visually appealing. If you have a fence or dull wall on your property, vertical gardening might be able to help you jazz up a formerly boring scene.

If this subject interests you visit the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday, February 10th from 2 – 3 p.m. to learn more from Master Gardener Laura Sell.  The location is 732 N 9th Street. This is just one of the UF/IFAS Extension Lectures in the Series “The Great American Garden.” Light refreshments will be served.

This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Call Cheryl at the extension office to reserve your seat today – 850-892-8172 or

Master Gardeners are on duty at this location Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – Noon to take gardening questions; call or come by.