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The UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Office is holding a class on landscaping with native wildflowers and plants on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 7 p.m.
“The program will focus on using the plants which are acclimated to this area,” said Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension director and agriculture agent. “These plants are more likely to flourish in our county, use less water and add to our quality of life,” he said.
Wildflowers have become quite popular in recent years and are now used on some public road right-of-ways.
The popularity has encouraged many out-of-state mail order seed suppliers to market products that may not grow well in our area.
“Wildflowers are very sensitive to even minor environmental changes,” said Harrison.
“A showy display is possible, but there are details which must be attended to get the desired display,” he said.
Native shrubs and trees are another way to improve the residential environment with color and shade, while controlling water usage and other expenses.
To sign up for this and other classes, contact the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Office at 926-3931 or visit http://wakulla.ifas.ufl.edu.