Tag: Horticulture

Rains Feed Lush Growth Which Feeds Caterpillars

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven,” so wrote the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare in his classic play the Merchant of Venice…. Read More

A Favorite Of Southern Cooks, Okra Thrives In Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist The heat and humidity have taken its toll on most garden plants in Wakulla County.  Whatever was left was attacked by a bumper crop… Read More

Mosquitofish Are Relentless Hunters Of Mosquito Larvae

   By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s panhandle assure enough moisture is available for home gardens and landscapes as well as agricultural production. It has also minimized, if… Read More

Fairy Rings Appear After Recent Rains

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Watering the lawn has not been on anyone’s list lately. The ample, if not excessive, rain has placed a temporary hold on this necessary task to maintain home lawns and landscapes…. Read More

Milkweed Is The Only Food For Monarch Larva

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, are likely the best known butterflies on the planet because of their remarkable and much publicized ability to migrate thousands of miles across international borders and then… Read More

Spanish Needles Is A Common Hitchhiker

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One of the great mysteries of life, at least to homeowners attempting to have the perfect landscape, is how weeds suddenly appear in the most unexpected place, in other words there… Read More

Preparing To Become Butterflies, Moths

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The bright colors of spring’s blooms have settled into the comfortable shades of early summer. While spring’s brilliance stands in stark contrast to winter’s muted tones, summer has as an… Read More

Sassafras Trees Are Native To Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The upcoming hot holiday weekend bodes many outdoor events here in north Florida’s premier area for leisure activities. Of course with heat and activity comes thirst and the need for a… Read More

Assassin Bugs Have Despicable Reputation For Bloodsucking

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Contemporary Hollywood has glorified some of the horrific aspects to organized crime. The cinematic tales generally balance the personality facets of these dubious characters so there is some sympathetic sides to… Read More

English Peas Grow Successfully In The Wakulla Spring

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist April in Wakulla County is a transitional gardening month. Both spring and winter gardens are being tended, with the winter crops coming to an… Read More