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Extending Bloom Time

Extending Bloom Time October 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room… Read More

Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Vegetable Orchards feat 5

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Potato (Solanum tuberosum) One of the first crops planted in the north Florida vegetable garden in the New Year is the potato, also known as the “Irish potato” to… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape… 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… 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… Read More

Essential Mosquito Control Tips

FMEL Mosquito feat

Essential Mosquito Control Tips for Homeowners Click on picture below to view official flyer on Tips    

September Gardens 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year,… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

Lovebugs, flying insect, distraction, absence, conjoined, pairs

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school,… Read More