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Some Plants Toxic To Dogs


May 1, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison With the warmer weather the time for outdoor activities has arrived for all living in the area. It causes much consternation with many parents to have children who want only to stare at a phone ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dogs, Florida Plants, Lawn Care, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pet Management, Toxic Plants, UF/IFAS Extension

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators


April 26, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are brightening the landscapes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Educational, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Garden, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, North Florida, Plants, Trees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems


April 12, 2018

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 not likely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Carpenter Bees, Home Damage, Insect Management, North Florida, Pest Control, Prevention, UF/IFAS Extension, Woodpecker
Crepe Myrtle Murder

Don’t Murder the Myrtles


March 30, 2018

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 on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Crepe Myrtles, Florida Panhandle, Franklin County Extension, Gulf County Extension, Lawn Care, Les Harrison, Liberty County Extension, North Florida, Pollarding, Pruning, Tipping, Wakulla County Extension, Washington County Extension

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms


March 22, 2018

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Educational, Environment, Extension, Florida, General Information, Landscape, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

An Invasive Species: Tree Privet (Ligustrum lucidum)


March 2, 2018

Keep your eyes open for this Category 1 FLEPPC invasive species. When the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council deems a plant a Category 1, it means that the plant is capable of altering native ecosystems by displacing native species. Other common ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exotic, Invasive Species, Trees

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