Tag: growing

Money Does Grow On Trees With Pines

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director For the child persistently wishing to acquire a new toy, parents commonly retort that money does not grow on trees. This may seem obvious today, but history in Wakulla County… Read More

Partridge Pea

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director While there are still hot humid days left in the year, the dwindling hours of sunlight indicate the approach of the autumn equinox. The folks at the Old Farmer’s… Read More

What’s in the Garden Now – Squash!

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide Summer 2015 put an end to many garden crops in Wakulla County.  The 90 degree plus temperatures… Read More

Io Caterpillars

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a well-known phrase, commonly associated with physical attractiveness. In the case of Io moths, beauty is in the beholder of the eyes…. Read More

Goldenrod

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The ample rain has been a benefit to many in the area. Lawns and landscapes have received ample moisture without the application of irrigation systems. Gardeners are, as a rule,… Read More

Free Mushroom Class!

All sorts of mushrooms are growing during this wet, warm summer. Learn about the varieties growing in local landscapes, and which ones to avoid. The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office will be holding a basic mushroom program on… 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

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