Tag: Les Harrison

Thrush, Horse Hooves Need Extra Care

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Thrush, The Bacterial Infection The plentiful rain fall in recent months has a number of benefits. Among these is ample moisture for forage production in pastures and paddocks. Unfortunately, too much of a good thing (rainwater) can be… Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

Scale Insects Photo by Les Harrison

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More

Winter Pruning

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January: Perfect for Pruning What a lovely start to 2019!  Even with the rain, the temperatures have been ideal for winter gardening.  Cleaning up the landscape is a good winter chore, with raking and mulching flower and ornamental… Read More

The elegant stinkhorn (Mutinus elegans)

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Fungi Species The recent rains have been ample to make the plants and trees grow. Even this late in the year the moisture supports growth, but in December the development usually takes place unseen below ground. That is… Read More

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING FOR 2019

Master Gardener 2018 Graduates

By: Les Harrison Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Florida Master Gardener Program The course will be offered beginning January 17, 2019 for the 15 weekly classes. The deadline for registration is January 17, 2019. Your… 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

Essential Mosquito Control Tips

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Essential Mosquito Control Tips for Homeowners Click on picture below to view official flyer on Tips    

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

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USDA United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Electronic News Service Bulletin Click on the Farm Service Agency Bulletin Link (pict.) below to view in official web page

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More