A Healthy Coffee Alternative from Your Own Backyard

Yaupon

Tallahassee Democrat   September 12th 2014       Photo by Lilly Anderson-Messec   By Lilly Anderson-Messec     If you ever drive down to St Marks Wildlife Refuge during the winter months, it’s hard not to notice the Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria. The bright, cherry-red berries provide a shock of color along the roadsides …

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ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS – WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR GARDEN?

Toulon, South of France

Tallahassee Democrat September 5, 2014   Perennials in a similar climate to ours in the South of France. Photo by Deborah Lawson   By Deborah Lawson         When I first learned to garden as a child in Wisconsin, we grew vegetables and flowers from seed. We planted things when the ground would …

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Dragonflies!

Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Kathy Kinsey August 29, 2014 By Kathy Kinsey           Over the river and through the woods, it’s off to the garden I go….a bugger extraordinaire, the dragonfly is to the insect world what the hummingbird is to the bird world because the hummingbird will eat some insects …

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Therapy in the Garden

Tallahassee Democrat   August 22, 2014   White and blue hydrangeas grace a garden   Photo by Penny Gilmer     By Ed Duke       Many of us garden without ever really thinking of what it is about gardening that makes us feel good or enjoy it. We often use horticulture as a …

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Yellow Jackets!

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Sunday August 17, 2014 Photos by Kathy Kinsey By Kathy Kinsey Yellow Jackets!   The mere mention of the word conjures up painful memories for some of us. How can something so small leave you with so much pain – a pain that can last for hours?   And when you …

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Landscape Inspections

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat August 15, Release for the Tallahassee Democrat By Mark Tancig   In Leon County, we are very fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful natural resources that help us cool off. During these hot summer days, pools are a great place to gather with friends and family. Most folks with …

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Wildfire Safety

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat August  15, 2014, Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Stan Rosenthal   With the exception of the dead of winter, there are usually some fires burning somewhere in the U.S.A.  In North Florida, it tends to be in late winter through early summer that we can have wildfires.  Fortunately, in …

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Growing Vines Is Easy

trumpet vine

Tallahassee Democrat August 8, 2014 By Steve Chandler   Photos by Steve Chandler         Trumpet Vine   A walk in any of the wooded greenways meandering through our urban areas in the county will easily make one aware of the vigorous success of the many vines growing there. They are so hardy …

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Cover cropping for improved soil productivity

Tallahassee Democrat   August 1, 2014   By Trevor Hylton       Photo by Trevor Hylton   Cover crops have traditionally been used by farmers to improve soil, but they can also benefit the home gardener.  Cover crops, also known as green manures, are an alternative way to manage soil fertility, by recycling nutrients …

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“Florida Wildflowers – Historically Resilient”

Tallahassee Democrat August 1, 2014     By Taylor Vandiver       The summertime often reminds us of our uninhibited spirit.  As we approach the apex of heat and humidity here in Florida, we would do well to remember the tenacity of our native wildflowers and their “spirited” survival of Florida’s extreme conditions. Historically, …

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