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Crepe Myrtle Murder

Don’t Murder the Myrtles


March 30, 2018

by Les Harrison “If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing,” so said English essayist Thomas Penson De Quincey. This early 19th century writer and social commentator published extensively on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Crepe Myrtles, Florida Panhandle, Franklin County Extension, Gulf County Extension, Lawn Care, Les Harrison, Liberty County Extension, North Florida, Pollarding, Pruning, Tipping, Wakulla County Extension, Washington County Extension

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms


March 22, 2018

Color Hiding in Your Landscape With Spring 2018 barely out of the starting gate, all kinds of plants are sprouting and producing blooms. This week’s last gasp of winter temperatures slowed the progress, but only slightly. Much like the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Educational, Environment, Extension, Florida, General Information, Landscape, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
Nectar is a major source for the mature insects.

Sweat Bees Are Pollinators With Panache


March 15, 2018

Higher Temperatures Have Reactivated The Insect Population Recent frigid temperatures aside, spring 2018 officially starts in less than a week. While it is not the coldest approach to the spring equinox, it is certainly in the top five in recent ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Florida Panhandle, Insects, Les Harrison, North Florida, Pollinator, Spring Time, Sweat Bees, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

2018 4-H Computer Coding Day Camp


March 12, 2018

2018 4-H Computer Coding Day Camp June 11th - 13th Ages: 8-12 Cost: $60 Only 15 Spots Available Class Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm For Information on Day Camps contact Rachel Pienta @ 850-926-3931. For more information on all ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Curriculum
Tags: 4-H, Coding, Computer, Day Camp, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Laptop, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Web Design

Gardening Tips In a Late Cold Snap


March 8, 2018

by Les Harrison Sometimes things just get reversed and cause complication. Such seems to be the case with February and March 2018 in Wakulla County. February was, for the most part, balmy by most standards and had many residents thinking ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cold Snap, Garden Tips, Les Harrison, Plant Protection, Re-purpose, Spring, UF/IFAS, Wakulla County Extension

Open House and Master Gardener Plant Sale


March 5, 2018

The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension is proud to host the Open House and Master Gardner Plant sale on April 7th at our 84 Cedar Avenue office in Crawfordville. Open House Message from Les Harrison https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Les%20Harrison%20PSA%20April%202018%20on%20Wave%2094%20(1).mp3 Have ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2018, April 7th, Les Harrison, Master Gardner, Open House, Plant Sale, UF/IFAS Extension, Wakulla County Extension

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous


March 2, 2018

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Garden, Growing, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Plants, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture


March 1, 2018

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for maintaining the engines ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Educational, Environment, Extension, Farming, Florida, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Landscape, Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Alligators Love Wakulla County


October 19, 2017

By Les Harrison Even without Hurricane Irma, 2017 in Wakulla County had ample rain. Along with being a benefit to farmers and homeowners, the rains replenished the rivers, ponds and swamps. No doubt the frogs were happy, or at least satisfied, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Extension, Farming, Florida, General Information, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, UF/IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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