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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 to sprawl.  Both… Read More

Patrick Williams is new extension agent

Pat Williams New Ext Director

The Wakulla News presents 6/4/2020 Article By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer Williams comes to Wakulla from position as residential horticulture agent in Sarasota County Extension Director Patrick Williams Patrick Williams’ love of horticulture dates back… Read More

Eliminating Tree Seedling Permanently

WMGV Ask Michelle Hackmeyer May 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Get Rid of Unwanted Vegetation Do you have little tree seedlings growing up along a fence, in a hedge, or near other shrubs?  And every time you cut one down, three sprout… Read More

Southern Peas

May 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Easy Vegetable to Grow One of the easiest vegetables to grow in your summer vegetable garden is the southern pea, also known as cowpeas or field peas.  Not only are these peas… Read More

Colorful Caladiums

Shady Garden Caladiums May 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Caladiums Nothing brightens up the shady summer garden than the colorful caladium.   Here in Wakulla County, the time to plant tubers is late March or early April.  In a few months,… Read More

Florida’s Water Resources are Under Stress

March 2020 MGV Ask Mr Dan feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Florida’s water resources are under stress due in part to its’ large and growing human population and use of traditional landscaping practices. These practices, emphasizing turf grass usage, often require substantial applications… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener March/April 2020 Newsletter

March_April 2020 MGV Newsletter

If you have any questions or suggestions for future articles please email to wakullamg@ifas.ufl.edu Follow Us Follow Us       The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational… Read More

Azaleas for Early Spring Color

Shady Garden Azaleas March 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green One of the first ornamental shrubs to bloom in late winter or early spring in my shady landscape is the azalea.  They bring a burst of color to an otherwise dull winter… 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 differentiate it from… Read More

Two Evergreens for the Winter Landscape

Shady Garden Native Trees February 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green There are few plants that offer color (other than browns or grays) in the winter landscape.  Most perennials die back or lose their leaves in the cooler weather.  Cast Iron plants (Aspidistra… Read More