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

Make SMARTer Resolutions This Year

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Every year, millions of us make New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of implementing a few changes in our lives. We resolve to lose weight, eat healthier,… 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