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Fresh from Florida Coastal Recipe of the Month

FLORIDA COASTAL SEAFOOD FAVORITES             Florida Steamed Clams Nothing says DELICIOUS like Fresh from Florida!   INGREDIENTS 2 dozen Florida clams in-the-shell 1 cup dry sherry 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 2 teaspoons… Read More

Fly Trapping Plant That Does NOT Eat its Catch

Dutchman-pipe-vine

Most people have heard about bug-trapping plants that sustain themselves by digesting and absorbing nutrients from bugs that they catch. This gives them the option of living in soils of low fertility that other plants cannot tolerate. Good… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More

Become a Better Gardener with the Gardening in the Panhandle e-Newsletter!

Come Join Us

Become a Better Gardener with the Gardening in the Panhandle e-Newsletter! While many were in Quarantine from Covid-19, many of us finally have time to get out and pay attention to our home landscapes and vegetable gardens.  I… Read More

Expecting a Major Amphibian Exodus During July

Wetland where frogs sing

Lately, the night sounds in our mid-Panhandle woodlands have reached a crescendo of deafening levels. It is even difficult to identify individual players in the band as everybody gets in on the action at the same time. Most… Read More

Patrick Williams is new extension agent

Pat Williams New Ext Director

The Wakulla News presents 6/4/2020 Article By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer Williams comes to Wakulla from position as residential horticulture agent in Sarasota County Extension Director Patrick Williams Patrick Williams’ love of horticulture dates back… Read More

Tips to Help You Weather the Storm

palm trees blowing in the wind

It’s officially hurricane season here in Florida and that means it’s time to review and rebuild your disaster kit. Take some time to go through your kit and make sure you have everything you need. Use this checklist… Read More

Aztec Grass, Mondo Grass, and Lioriope for Shady Areas

Aztec Grass June 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   All three of these non-native ‘grasses’ make lovely groundcovers and borders in the shady landscape.  Each prefers partial shade, and a few do okay in sunnier areas.  They are relatively easy… Read More

Les Harrison is Retiring

Les Harrison Retires 5 28 2020

The Wakulla News presents 5/21/2020 Article & Photo By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer   Les Harrison stands outside of the Wakulla County office of the UF/IFAS Extension office. Les Harrison’s final day as director of… Read More