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Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

Ask Michelle Hackmeyer Aug 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Do you have a hot, dry, full sun area that you would like to make into some kind of interesting garden bed?  First let me be clear when I say ‘full… Read More

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

Aztec Grass, Mondo Grass, and Lioriope for Shady Areas

Aztec Grass June 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   All three of these non-native ‘grasses’ make lovely groundcovers and borders in the shady landscape.  Each prefers partial shade, and a few do okay in sunnier areas.  They are relatively easy… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension is OPEN!

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion,… 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

Gardening for the Whole Family

Shady Garden with Family April 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green Well, most of us are sheltering at home these days.  The children are in a new school environment learning online, and we adults are also in a new environment working from home. … Read More

Trees are subject to infection from other trees

Pine disease WN 3-26-20 feat 1

Article Written By: Les Harrison With all the current information of contagious diseases, it is important to remember humans are not the only susceptible species in Wakulla County.  Whether slow or fast, the results can be tragic for… 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