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Tag: Horticulture

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

Plasterer Bees Are Swarming This Time Of Year

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are certain sounds which attract the immediate attention of people and set off instinctive reactions. Car alarms and sirens are two good examples. At the first sound of a car… Read More

Purple Nutsedge Is An Invasive That Squeezes Out Native Grasses

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The return of consistent warm weather to Wakulla County has many residents thinking about the state of their lawns. Mowing, fertilizing, weeding and patching bald spots are now the focus of… Read More

Blackberries Can Be Tough To Control

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Spring 2017 has officially arrived in Wakulla County. The start began on March 20 at 6:29 A.M. eastern daylight time. . With this seasonal milepost comes all the recurrent activities, many… Read More

Muscadine Grape Vines: Difficult To Control In Your Landscape

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The climb to the top is always a challenge, but it is the goal of many. The route is never a straight line or simple. There are constantly obstacles to identify,… Read More