Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

Water hose feat 1, Artwork designed by Patricia Standeford

Ask Master Gardener Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner landscaping,… Read More

Shade Gardening – Learning about “Shade”

Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green While the calendar turned to September, it still is hot here in Wakulla County!  If I am out working in the landscape, I gravitate toward the shady spots to get some relief!  My… Read More

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

Vines 8-1-2019 feat

August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

Berries WN 7-11-19 feat

July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener Sept/Oct 2019

The Wakulla Garden feat

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These hitchhikers are members of the daisy family

Bidens WN 7-25-19 feat

July 25, 2019 One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in other words there yard. Weeds, by definition,… 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 years zombies have… 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