Managing the Oldfield Meadow

Tallahassee Democrat   September 19, 2014     Photo by David Copps: Lopsided Indian Grass in an Oldfield Meadow.   By David Copps       Located between Tallahassee and Thomasville, Georgia is the heart of a very special place known as the Red Hills region.  For more than a century these 300,000 acres of …

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Why A Vegetable Garden?

Tallahassee Democrat   September 19, 2014   By Amanda Pace Kollar   Photo: George Harrison         Growing your own vegetables can be an exciting and productive endeavor. For starters, there is a huge difference in taste between store bought veggies and home-grown. Since you only pick them when you need them, they …

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Restoring your yard’s native ‘sense of place’

 Tallahassee Democrat   September 19, 2014 By Will Sheftall   Photo: Nick Baldwin       Have you ever wondered what your yard looked like before it was your yard?  And what that little piece of Earth’s surface you own and manage would turn into, if allowed to ‘return to nature’ without invasive exotics mucking …

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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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