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

Master Gardener 2019 Plant Sale Turnout

2019 MG Plant Sale feat

Planning and Preparing Saturday, April 6, 2019, we hosted our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale.  Planning for our group began last fall, with many of us dividing perennials, planting seeds, and rooting cuttings during the winter months.  The… Read More

Drain Fields – Septic Program

Drain field 2 feat

Septic Program Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL 32327 Drain fields will work well if the septic tank is working well. Learn what to do to keep your septic… 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

Use pre-emergent herbicide for purple nutsedge

Purple nutsedge WN 3-19 feat

In The Garden and Around The Lawn There are many pleasant landscape related experiences in Wakulla County during March. For the homeowner it is a time of low-impact duties in the garden and around the lawn. The leaves… 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