Tag: growing

What’s in Season Now?

April showers bring May flowers–and your Fresh from Florida April Shopping List! Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County.

Resurrection Ferns

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With Easter just around the corner, what better plant to observe than one with the power to rise from the dead? The resurrection fern is aptly named for its… Read More

Blue Violets and Horse Sugar

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Spring is a time of renewal–its gentle warmth encouraging bursts of color in the most unexpected places. Even the tiniest plants are doing their best to compete with the… Read More

Japanese Wisteria

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director The sweet smell of spring is here, in part to the abundance of Japanese wisteria covering the trees in the area. The kudzu-like invasion of this flowering vine can… Read More

Camphor Trees

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Natural remedies, some centuries old, are regaining popularity in today’s society. Those seeking relief from the onslaught of seasonal allergies need look no further than the camphor tree. Read… Read More

Grow Your Own Mushrooms Workshop

A “Grow Your Own Mushrooms” class will be held at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office on Friday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the tools and techniques to grow these tasty, high value treats!… Read More

Gall Wasps

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall… Read More

What’s In the Garden Now — Onions!

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent The winter weather is finally giving way to springtime. While temperatures have been erratic, the rain has been sufficient…. Read More

What’s in Season Now?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Surprise your family tonight with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables! Spend time with your kids and celebrate by making broccoli or spinach shamrocks. There are all sorts of fun, creative, ideas you and… Read More

Smilax

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Perseverance is a respectable¬†trait in any person. Unfortunately, it is less than pleasant when applied to a thorny vine, such as smilax. Its determined nature is why it thrives… Read More