Tag: gardening

Alexis Green Grows With 4-H Horticulture Program!

wildflower feat Photo by Les Harrison

Over the October 11 weekend, Wakulla County 4-H youth Alexis Green represented Florida 4-H at the 85th Annual National Junior Horticulture Association (NJHA) competition in Lincoln, Nebraska. Green, the daughter of Samantha and Ronnie Isaacs of Sopchoppy, is… Read More

October Lawn Care

Shady Gardening feat October 2019

Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After hauling hoses and sprinklers around the lawn this past September, I know why the gardening experts say that turfgrass is high maintenance!  Hopefully October will bring us more moderate temperatures and some… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

July 4, 2019 Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice is certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past weeks who are showing up in the home landscape and garden plots…. Read More

The Luffa Gourd – Luffa Cylindrica

Vegetable Orchards feat 1

Ask Master Gardener Linda Clemens One of the pleasures of winter time is looking at garden and seed catalogs and planning for the spring garden.  A vegetable that caught my eye last year was the luffa gourd.  Not… Read More

Herbs – Come Join Us

Weed Lady Herb feat

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Exotic invasive plants in Florida

Vines 8-1-2019 feat Photo by: Les Harrison

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

These hitchhikers are members of the daisy family

Bidens WN 7-25-19 feat Photo by: Les Harrison

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 Photo by Les Harrison

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

Master Gardener Spring Garden

Wakulla County MG Spring Garden feat

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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