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Muscadine Grape Vines: Difficult To Control In Your Landscape

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The climb to the top is always a challenge, but it is the goal of many. The route is never a straight line or simple. There are constantly obstacles to identify,… Read More

Soil Testing For A Successful Spring Garden

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Residents of Wakulla County are heading out of doors to engage in the wide array of available activities. Sunshine, fresh air and there are very few insects to encounter, so… Read More

An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The early arrival of spring in Wakulla County, and the rest of north Florida in 2017, portends the possibility of some interesting occurrences.  If the pattern holds and a late season… Read More

Native Geraniums Are Early Bloomers

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The start of 2017 is likely to go down in history as one of the most colorful winters in recent memory. Camellia and azaleas cultivars, both with a non-native heritage, have… Read More

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