Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit all sorts of… Read More

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM – commercial) Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO – government) Training & Exams May 21st

Crepe Myrtle Murder

    Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM – commercial) Limited Lawn & Ornamental (LLO – government) Training & Exams   Date:                          Monday May 21, 2018 Location:                  Washington County Extension Office 1424 Jackson Ave Chipley FL. 32428… Read More

Some Plants Toxic To Dogs

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison With the warmer weather the time for outdoor activities has arrived for all living in the area. It causes much consternation with many parents to have children who want only to… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are… Read More

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

Don’t Murder the Myrtles

Crepe Myrtle Murder

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… Read More

Spiderwort and Rustweed Plants are Sprouting and Producing Blooms

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… Read More