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Onions: A Hardy Crop That Stands Up To North Florida Winters

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival earlier this week of frigid winter weather in Wakulla County by way of 2017’s first polar express has changed the gardening landscape. Only the hardiest… Read More

The Banded Water Snake: Often Confused With The Cottonmouth Water Moccasin

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Appearances, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. If the owner of a certain look has the guise of something beneficial or someone famous, then… Read More

Trap Cropping: Another Effective Way To Control Insects

    Gohar Umar Extension Agent FAMU Nature has a way of making life as easy as possible, but it will not happen fast so planning is critical to success. One means is by putting… Read More

Saw Palmetto Is Native To Florida

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The visage of the palm fronds congers images of balmy tropics and sunny beaches, which is quite attractive given the recent subfreezing temperatures. The thatched roofs… 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… 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… Read More

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the… Read More

DON’T FORGET YOUR PLANTS WHEN THE FREEZE COMES

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The holiday season in north Florida brings the inevitability of cold and frosty weather. While nothing complements eggnog or hot chocolate like a chill in the… Read More

MISTLETOE IS A PARASITIC PLANT IN HARDWOOD TREES

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director   Rudolph is polishing his nose and checking the intensity just in in case fog rolls in. Wakulla County’s children are ticking off the minutes and are,… 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… Read More