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Tag: Lawn & Garden

Hairy Vetch

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Though its name is less than appealing, hairy vetch is a useful–if not beautiful–flowering legume, common to Wakulla County. Capable of surviving freezing temperatures, it proves itself worthy of… Read More

Get Your Free Tree at the Arbor Day Festival!

Starting at 10am this Saturday, the 11th annual Crawfordville Arbor Day festival — and tree giveaway —  will take place at Hudson Park!  There are hundreds of trees to choose from, including: redbud, tulip poplar, bald cypress, parsley… Read More

Wax Myrtle

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Wax Myrtles actively produce berries during the winter season when most plants lie dormant. This quality makes them a valuable resource for our wildlife here in Wakulla County. Read… Read More

Wildlife turn to wax myrtle berries in winter

  Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Winter is here in Wakulla County. While it is not as severe as upstate New York or Montana, there is a noticeable difference from six months ago. The… Read More

Palmetto

The next time you see a palmetto growing in the wild, take a moment to consider it may be the very same plant an early American explorer brushed by. Palmetto palms are prominent throughout the Big Bend area,… Read More

What’s In the Garden Now – Turnips

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Simple, easy and low maintenance are not normally terms applied to growing vegetables in Wakulla County, or anywhere else. … Read More

Master Gardener Classes Being Offered

Master Gardener classes are scheduled to begin on January 29, 2015 . Would you like to learn more about landscaping and gardening in our area? The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program offered by University of Florida/Wakulla County Extension… Read More

Happy Hundredth Anniversary To Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service

This is the centennial of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Floridains. We visit the Wakulla county office to see some of the things they do… Click here to view the… Read More

What’s in the Garden Now- Peppers

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Wakulla County’s gardens are still producing in August. Granted, the choice of crops is limited to a few stalwarts… Read More

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