Tag: Lawn & Garden

These hitchhikers are members of the daisy family

Bidens WN 7-25-19 feat

July 25, 2019 One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in other words there yard. Weeds, by definition,… Read More

Aphids are the vampires of the plant world

Aphids Les Harrison feat

July 18, 2019 Horror movies have, for over a century, featured a pantheon of destructive creatures rampaging through the world. Their characteristic have varied over the decades, but they always manage to return. In recent years zombies have… Read More

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

Septic Program, “After the flush”

News Release - Septic Program 3-30-19 feat

March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla Office is holding a septic system program Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. “After the flush: Septic systems demystified” will cover a variety of locally important areas… Read More

Use pre-emergent herbicide for purple nutsedge

Purple nutsedge WN 3-19 feat

In The Garden and Around The Lawn There are many pleasant landscape related experiences in Wakulla County during March. For the homeowner it is a time of low-impact duties in the garden and around the lawn. The leaves… Read More

In The Garden February 2019

In the Garden Feb 2019 Radish feat

A Gardener’s Perspective February may be the shortest month of the year, but from a gardener’s perspective there is plenty to do. So far the weather has been mild during this late winter month, like it has been… Read More

Scale insects are common on ornamental plants

Scale Insects Photo by Les Harrison

White flecks of a different kind White flecks in the landscape tend to attract attention, especially in January. This irregular pattern is not a common site in Wakulla County’s earth toned countryside and manicured home sites. Most recall… Read More

The elegant stinkhorn (Mutinus elegans)

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Fungi Species The recent rains have been ample to make the plants and trees grow. Even this late in the year the moisture supports growth, but in December the development usually takes place unseen below ground. That is… Read More

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More