Tag: growing

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd. … Read More

Wild plums are blooming; sparkleberry will soon

Being refined can be a desirable quality.  It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … Read More

Storm Wreckage On Farm

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By Les Harrison Hurricane Michael Altered Lives Hurricane Michael will always be recalled as a milestone in the lives of many panhandle Florida residents. The course of people’s lives has been altered irrevocably. Depending on the location within… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More

Autumn Here 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Tale Of The Ant And The Grasshopper Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the moralistic tale of the ant and the grasshopper more than 2500 years ago. The ant was wisely industrious and prepared for the… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More

Native Plants At The Fall Plant Sale

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Plant Sale – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Planted here are some native plants we will have available at the fall plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, September 22.  Many attract desirable wildlife – birds, bees and butterflies! Coral Bean… Read More

Master Gardeners Clean Up

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Garden Clean Up Now that we are starting to loose a few minutes of daylight each day, hopefully the heat of summer is soon to go as well.  We Master Gardeners cleaned up several rows of summer vegetables… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

Lovebugs, flying insect, distraction, absence, conjoined, pairs

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school, the elections, the… Read More