Tag: Master Gardener

What’s In the Garden Now — Tomatoes

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide The hot days and humid nights of August 2015 are not prime for vegetable gardening. This period… Read More

Sweetgum Trees

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Most Wakulla natives will have no problem identifying the sweetgum tree, due to its unique–and painful–burrs, yet few know of the superstition behind them. Besides being sold online as craft… Read More

Invasive Vines

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Homeowners have had a tough summer maintaining the yard while fighting the onslaught of weeds. Controlling problem plant life is difficult, but not impossible–the best tactic may be strategically planting… Read More

Controlling Summer Weeds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director As parents ready their children for the new school year, nature is already preparing for next spring by sending out mass quantities of seeds for the coming year’s growing season…. Read More

Free Plant Propagation Workshop!

The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Master Gardener Program is offering a Plant Propagation Workshop this Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Connie Kolias, a long time participant in the Leon County Master Gardener… Read More

Mushrooms

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mushrooms have been a focal point in the backdrop of fairy tales for hundreds of years. There is something mysterious, maybe even magical, about these forest apparitions that makes… Read More

Marigolds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The afternoon thunderstorms are a pleasant break from the blazing temperatures assailing Wakulla County this summer. One plant that doesn’t mind excessive heat and sunshine is the marigold. The familiar red, orange,… Read More

Marigolds

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Summer landscape projects can strain human endurance and personal financial stability.  There are many competing options during this growing season, but keeping the home landscape colorful, bright, and manageable… Read More

Prickly Invaders: Tropical Soda Apple and Spurweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though tropical soda apple may sound like an exotic, fizzy drink, it is a conqueror of yards and gardens. Those little melon-like fruits may look cute, but the menacing… Read More