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April Gardening Tips


April 13, 2018

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 locally. Those April showers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: April 2018, Cultivating, Garden Pests, Growing, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, North Florida, Planting, Spring, UF/IFAS

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
Azaleas and bee

Wild Azaleas Are Here To Stay


March 28, 2018

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, and very pleasant, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Azaleas, Landscape, Les Harrison, North Florida, Spring, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife

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
Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache


March 15, 2018

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 in recent ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Florida Panhandle, Insects, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pollinator, Spring Time, Sweat Bees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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