Tag: Horticulture

CHILLY WINTER IS PRIME TIME TO CONSIDER SPRING GARDEN

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of chilly temperatures have, no doubt, proven the winter of 2016/17 is in progress. The cold days and freezing nights have taken a toll on power bills, auto… Read More

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the subject of the… Read More

DON’T FORGET YOUR PLANTS WHEN THE FREEZE COMES

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The holiday season in north Florida brings the inevitability of cold and frosty weather. While nothing complements eggnog or hot chocolate like a chill in the air, some plants… Read More

LEGUMES TAKE THE TEMPERATURE SWINGS IN STRIDE

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The roller coaster nature of recent temperatures has been blamed on a variety of problems, primarily respiratory ills. The temperature was up, then down, then up and down again…. Read More

PREPARE NOW FOR THE IDEAL SPRING LAWN

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to… Read More

MISTLETOE IS A PARASITIC PLANT IN HARDWOOD TREES

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director   Rudolph is polishing his nose and checking the intensity just in in case fog rolls in. Wakulla County’s children are ticking off the minutes and are, basic inclinations notwithstanding,… Read More

MASTER GARDENER CLASSES STARTING JANUARY 19, 2017

      By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Applications are being taken for the 2017 Master Gardener Program at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office. The program application is available at the Extension Office at 84… Read More

Preparing For Cold And Flu Season

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The cold and flu season will arrive soon in Wakulla County with symptoms ranging from the inconvenient to extreme discomfort.  Tissue boxes will become a common site. One universal symptom is… Read More

Redheaded Pine Sawfly Is Destructive

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Looks, as the old saying goes, can be deceiving. This useful advice was certainly applicable to all the nocturnal visitors in the past week who were wearing Halloween costumes, but the… Read More

The Golden Glow Of Fall In Wakulla Is Goldenrod

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “There is gold in them thar hills,” so was the call of the ‘49’ers who were beckoned to search for the elusive, but valuable, yellow metal. This enticement has lured hundreds… Read More