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Tag: Horticulture

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

Spittlebugs

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Insects are capable of creating many fascinating structures to ensure their survival. Tent caterpillars are known for making a protective barrier out of web. Gall wasps use the tree… Read More

What’s in the Garden Now — Snap Peas!

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Clara Foran, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Temporary Program Aide. The cool evenings and days in the upper 80’s and 90’s are bring an end to the… Read More

Tent Caterpillars are Setting Up Camp

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Summer is a popular time of year for camping. As school ends, parents are busy signing their kids up for day and overnight camps. Tent moths have a similar… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director It is said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but what if that rose was called spiderwort? Surely, one would have reservations about handling… Read More

Update: Master Gardener Plant Sale!

Saturday, April 25th, from 9am-1pm, the Master Gardeners will be at Hudson Park selling plants and answering gardening questions. This week, we will be featuring some of the plants offered at the sale–starting today with amaryllis and soap… Read More

What’s In the Garden Now — Radishes

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent As the old saying goes, April showers will bring May flowers, but there is much more to April. While… Read More

Check Out the Master Gardener Newsletter!

The Wakulla Gardener is a quarterly publication put together by our very own Master Gardeners and specialists for educating the public about everything lawn and garden! The most recent issue includes information on the following subjects: Choosing 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