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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Shady Garden Native Trees February 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More

October Lawn Care

Shady Gardening feat October 2019

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn GreenAfter hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More

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

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Water hose feat 1, Artwork designed by Patricia Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner… Read More

Shade Gardening – Learning about “Shade”

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green While the calendar turned to September, it still is hot here in Wakulla County!  If I am out working in the landscape, I gravitate toward the shady spots to get some relief! … Read More

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

Vines 8-1-2019 feat

August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

Berries WN 7-11-19 feat

July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener Sept/Oct 2019

The Wakulla Garden feat

                            The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to… Read More