Tag: Horticulture

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

UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Plant Sale

Caution: Poison Ivy And Poison Oak

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The spring-like temperatures and clear blue skies serve as a near irresistible enticement to enjoy Wakulla County’s natural environs. The springs, forest and coastline each have a unique charm and attraction… Read More

6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow

Beekeepers Workshop & Trade Show April 21st & 22nd The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on… Read More

An Early Onset Of Spring Means An Insect Feast For Spiders

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The early arrival of spring in Wakulla County, and the rest of north Florida in 2017, portends the possibility of some interesting occurrences.  If the pattern holds and a late season… Read More

Air Potatoes Can Germinate If Left To Thrive In Leaf Litter

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The leaf litter and pine straw so common to Wakulla County lawns and landscapes this time of year obscures a variety of items from view.  The mulch in the making is… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease Discovered In The Florida Panhandle

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometimes the news is just bad, and there is no way to sugar coat it.  The plant diagnostic lab at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy… Read More