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Category: Horticulture

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record… Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions…. Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit… Read More

Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season Program The Getting Your Landscape Ready for Hurricane Season program will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Office on June 2, 2018, starting at 9:00… Read More

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming… Read More

Don’t Murder the Myrtles

Crepe Myrtle Murder

by Les Harrison “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing,” so said English essayist Thomas Penson De Quincey. This early 19th century writer and social… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only… Read More

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant… Read More