Category: Home Landscapes

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

Septic Program, “After the flush”

News Release - Septic Program 3-30-19 feat

March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla Office is holding a septic system program Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. “After the flush: Septic systems demystified” will cover a variety of locally important areas… Read More

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale April 6, 2019

MG 5th Annual Plant Sale feat

Herbs and Vegetable Plants This spring we will have several different herbs and vegetables for sale.  Plants have been propagated from seeds or cuttings from Master Gardeners’ right here in our area.  Plants are suited to our local… Read More

Wild plums are blooming; sparkleberry will soon

Being refined can be a desirable quality.  It reflects a process in which the best possible features have been distilled and are on display. With this refining process there are traits which are curbed, and sometimes lost forever. … Read More

In The Garden February 2019

In the Garden Feb 2019 Radish feat

A Gardener’s Perspective February may be the shortest month of the year, but from a gardener’s perspective there is plenty to do. So far the weather has been mild during this late winter month, like it has been… Read More

Plant Sale and Spring Garden Preparations

2019 Spring Plant Sale Prep

Master Gardener Student Involvement The Master Gardener students are in week #5 of their 15-week curriculum.  During week #4 they learned about getting the spring vegetable garden ready.  This includes knowing which plants will do better when the… 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 sites. Most recall… Read More

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

USDA FSA USA

USDA United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Electronic News Service Bulletin Click on the Farm Service Agency Bulletin Link (pict.) below to view in official web page

Time To Divide Perennials

Divide Perennials

By Les Harrison Photos from ‘Jenks Farmer, Plantsman’ Fall is the best time to divide some clumping perennials such as Daylilies, Stokes Asters, and Crinums.  These plants, like so many others, are dormant during this time of year… Read More

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

lantana-mexican-petunia-are-invasives

Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More