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Tag: Horticulture

Mimosas Are A Beauty And The Beast Combo

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director It is easy to notice the display of bright pink puffs erupting on low-growing trees along Wakulla County’s roadside. A closer look will reveal the attractive ferny foliage and delicately beautiful… Read More

Muscadines Are Grapes Native To Wakulla

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are a wide variety of native vines which grow in Wakulla County. Most deliver nothing more than irritation and aggravation, with a few producing attractive flowers. Some are exotic invasive… Read More

Crabgrass Is Lawn Pest And Livestock Forage

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Sometime taking the low road can have some real advantages. Granted, flying under the radar or being a bottom feeder does have certain negative implications when it comes to a public… Read More

What’s In The Garden Now

  Be sure to visit “What’s In The Garden Now” for our monthly crop feature. This month’s feature is Tomatoes and Peppers: Two locally popular vegetables are currently being cultivated in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Master Gardener demonstration garden… Read More

Stinkbug Is An Accurate Description Of This Insect

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Office Sometimes a name may actually describe the dominant characteristic of its owner. In this day of marketing exaggerations, and occasionally outright misrepresentations, the experience can be quite refreshing. For example, it… Read More

Two Different Sages Grow In Wakulla County

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director History is replete with stories of sages. These individuals have attained wisdom far beyond the level of the common man or woman. As such, these special people are able to see… Read More

Songbird Workshop and Pesticide Training Coming Soon

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office is offering two classes of interest to residents in the coming week. These programs are open to all area residents and will be held at… Read More

Purple Nut Sedge is an Invasive Plant

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Autumn is the season to harvest nuts for both the human and wild residents of Wakulla County. Hickories and oaks are producing a bumper nut crop for the squirrels, deer… Read More

Cloudless Sulphur Butterflies love red flowers

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Notoriety can be a positive occurrence, when events go as planned or hoped. Such is the case with the Monarch Butterflies. These colorful insects have garnered the interest and concern… Read More

Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is Master of Disguise

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director Halloween masks are big business for retailers attracting customers in October. After all, what child could refuse being a super hero, princess, or a hideous freak of nature while getting… Read More