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Category: Home Landscapes

Azaleas Budding: A Product Of Mild Winter

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are those rare occasions when events do not meet expectations. Typically the observer has a list of questions which attempt to reconcile the validity of their suppositions with the… Read More

Camellias Bloom In North Florida’s Winter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The pogo stick behavior of the thermometer has reflected the indecisive nature of the jet stream during the opening month of 2017. True it has been nicer to wear short sleeves… Read More

Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale Of Thorny Smilax

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Certainly, Sleeping Beauty’s narcoleptic respite was secured by this plant. It is the very image of a noxious bramble which could be conjured up by an imaginative and resolute wicked… Read More

CHILLY WINTER IS PRIME TIME TO CONSIDER SPRING GARDEN

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of chilly temperatures have, no doubt, proven the winter of 2016/17 is in progress. The cold days and freezing nights have taken a toll on power bills, auto… Read More

PREPARE NOW FOR THE IDEAL SPRING LAWN

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to… Read More

MASTER GARDENER CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 19, 2017

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Applications are being taken for the 2017 Master Gardener Program at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office. The program application is available at the Extension Office at 84… Read More

Not All Plants With Lichens Are Dying

by Les Harrison In a finite world there is always an end which sooner or later follows every beginning. The inevitable termination is rarely a surprise, but the signals and signs are often overlooked. In home horticulture the… Read More

In The Garden Now: Vegetable Economics

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits.  These range from it being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to… Read More