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Patridge Peas are Blooming, a Sign of Summer’s End

This week’s pleasant and noticeably cooler morning are the first official notice summer 2013 days are coming to a close.  There are still hot humid days left in the year, but there number is dwindling as the hours… Read More

We Have Three Types of Hummingbirds in Wakulla

  Contemporary life has a frenetic pace. Deeds, task, and jobs all pile in at a feverish and accelerating frequency. Even the laconic late summer days no longer allow for the reduction of this manic rate of demands. … Read More

Passionate About Passion Flowers

Passion is a curious concept. It combines intensity and desire, in its purest sense, to create an obsessive need. There is, figuratively and literally, a fine and not always obvious line between passion and irrationality. Poets throughout history… Read More

We Needed the Rain, but not the Mosquitoes

The good news is the rains have come. There is plenty of water for Wakulla County’s lawns, gardens, ponds, swamps and the aquifer. Citizens who are dependent upon a residential well are breathing a collective sigh of relief… Read More

On the Trail of Wakulla’s Cottontail Rabbits

In fairy tales, cartoons and modern literature, the rabbit is portrayed as a harmless, innocent spirit with only the best of intentions. Even Bugs Bunny with his wisecracking Brooklyn/Bronx accent was the model of restrained sarcastic humor intending to… Read More

Wakulla’s Snakes Can Be Helpful

The late singer Tiny Tim may have tiptoed through the tulips, but he never walk through the weeds. It is likely because he was afraid of snakes. It is no coincidence the devil took on the form of… Read More

Garden Pests

The lush green leaves and perfumed blossoms provide an inviting veneer which covers a menacing reality.  It is a jungle out there, even if the predators are small and people are usually on the menu. Lurking beneath the… Read More

The Sassafras Root Once Used For Medicinal Treatments

Newspapers, television, magazines, and other media are inundated with soft drink advertisements.  Some ads state or imply the consumers of these concoctions are adventurous, sophisticated, or just happy. Soft drinks, as opposed to hard drinks which contain alcohol,… Read More

Spring Master Gardening Training/Workshops

Spring Master Gardener Program Begins February 21, 2013 – Please call 850-926-3931 for more information or register online… Click here for Florida Master Gardener Application Form 2013… *Note: If you are having trouble submitting the form, try to… Read More