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Wakulla Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale Saturday, September 22


September 4, 2018

By Less Harrison Natural Wakulla Day at the Wakulla County Extension Office The Wakulla Master Gardeners are gearing up for the fall plant sale scheduled for Saturday, September 22 in conjunction with the Natural Wakulla Day at the Wakulla ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Master Gardener, Master Gardeners
Harvest

Harvest season is also time when seeds spread


September 1, 2018

By Les Harrison Harvest Season September has traditionally been the beginning of harvest season. Many agricultural crops are reaching maturity and, depending on several environmental factors, are soon to be ready for gathering. During ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Cattails

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes


August 31, 2018

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida. The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s longest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Farming, Florida, Food, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Horticulture, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Living Well In The Panhandle, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Plants, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
Assassin bug

Assassin Bug


May 24, 2018

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Educational, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators


April 26, 2018

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are brightening the landscapes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Educational, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Nature, North Florida, Plants, Trees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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, Gardening, Growing, Les Harrison, North Florida, Planting, Spring, UF/IFAS

Horticulture and Gardening Classes Offered Monthly at the Libraries


April 11, 2018

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries the first three Tuesdays of each month. Topics for the 90 minute modules cover a variety of locally applicable horticulture and gardening related subject. Check the ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources
Tags: Classes, Franklin Libraries, Free, Gardening, Home Landscaping, Horticulture, Les Harrison, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Library
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

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