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April Gardening Tips

by Les Harrison At last it looks like the winter of 2018 has finished, at least in north Florida.  The storm systems which are still heaping snow and ice on the northern tier states are producing April showers… Read More

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are… Read More

Horticulture and Gardening Classes Offered Monthly at the Libraries

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries the first three Tuesdays of each month. Topics for the 90 minute modules cover a variety of locally applicable horticulture and gardening related subject. Check the… Read More

Starfish Found In Florida Waters

by Les Harrison With the return of warmer weather, the focus of outdoor activities is shifting to pursuits where the partakers can maintain a comfortable temperature personally. So logically this means taking advantage of the local water resources…. Read More

Don’t Murder the Myrtles

Crepe Myrtle Murder

by Les Harrison “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing,” so said English essayist Thomas Penson De Quincey. This early 19th century writer and social commentator published extensively… Read More

Wild Azaleas Are Here To Stay

Azaleas and bee

by Les Harrison There is something to be said about being a longtime resident. While it does limit ones outlook from a global perspective, it promotes focus on perfecting applicable traits which are close to home. The unique,… Read More

Coral Ardisia: A Pretty Problem (Video)

In this Wakulla County Extension video classic, I discuss the invasive plant species Coral Ardisia and how it was introduced to Florida and Wakulla County. For more information contact Les at 850-926-3931.

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache

Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Higher Temperatures Have Reactivated The Insect Population Recent frigid temperatures aside, spring 2018 officially starts in less than a week. While it is not the coldest approach to the spring equinox, it is certainly in the top five… Read More

Gardening Tips In a Late Cold Snap

by Les Harrison Sometimes things just get reversed and cause complication. Such seems to be the case with February and March 2018 in Wakulla County. February was, for the most part, balmy by most standards and had many… Read More

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetles A Problem For Several Tree Species

Ambrosia Beetles have left fungus on this trunk

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison Spring 2018, it appears from all the weather signs, has sprung. After last year’s late frost sneak attack there is lingering concern that a destructive weather event will reoccur, but with each passing… Read More