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Tag: Horticulture

Last Call – 2015 Master Gardeners!

There is still time to register for the 2015 Master Gardener Class in Wakulla County! (Class is now closed to new applicants.) The program begins this Thursday evening, January 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and… Read More

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… 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,… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Persimmon: Sweet Fall Treat

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent October is a month to enjoy. The weather is cooling, many native wildflowers are putting on… Read More

Crapemyrtle Tests Yield Four New Selections With Commercial Potential

Four new crapemyrtle selections (“Lagerstroemia limii (OP1)”, “L. limii (OP2)”, “L. subcostata (MS))”, and “L. subcostata (CA)”) were evaluated and compared to 11 commercially available cultivars (“Arapaho”, “Carolina Beauty”, “Fantasy”, “Miami”, “Natchez”, “Osage”, “Party Pink”,… Read More

Spring Master Gardening Training/Workshops

Spring Master Gardener Program Begins February 21, 2013 – Please call 850-926-3931 for more information or register online… Click here for Florida Master Gardener Application Form 2013… *Note: If you are having trouble submitting the… Read More