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Category: Home Landscapes

Sweet Or Fiery, Peppers Are An Easy To Grow Spice Of Life

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is just a week away, but activities are hot as ever in Wakulla County’s home gardens.  While many summer crops are winding up, one is still producing consistently. Sweet and… Read More

Allergy Sufferers: Get Ready For Ragweed

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The world has returned to a state of equilibrium. The solar eclipse has passed, the official start of autumn is just a few weeks away and the kids are back in… Read More

Firebush Is Striking And Easy To Grow

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, while clicking the heels of the emerald slippers Dorothy said, “There is no place like home.” In the minds of most this is… Read More

Armyworms Can Be A Real Problem In Garden

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Guests which are picky eaters are no fun, especially for a host. No matter what dish is served, there is always something wrong with it. It can be the wrong… Read More

Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice…. Read More

Ambrosia Beetles Can Attack Healthy Trees

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers and an all-around intelligent person, observed in Poor Richard’s Almanac “a little leak will sink a great ship”. What he was attempting to say… Read More

Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae

   By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for home gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural production. It has also minimized, if… Read More

Fairy Rings Appear After Recent Rains

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Watering the lawn has not been on anyone’s list lately. The ample, if not excessive, rain has placed a temporary hold on this necessary task to maintain home lawns and landscapes…. Read More

Caterpillars Are Out, And Some Can Sting

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The summer of 2017 is having a good start for Wakulla County’s residents. There has been plenty of rain to support the growth plants and shrubs, but the weeds and insects… Read More

Prickly Pears Are A Late Spring Bloomer, Rain Or Shine

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director April showers produce May flowers, as the old saying goes.  That adage assumes there are April showers, but the liquid from above was scarce for Wakulla County in April 2017. This… Read More