Support Your Local “Green Industry” Professionals

Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 7, 2014 By: Bruce Avery Consumers have many options today when shopping for tree and landscape services. And yes, internet and web searches continue to be a primary method for research and selection criteria. But does any of it really help? In most cases I find it results in …

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Vegetable Gardening in Pots and Plots

For a short course on vegetable gardening in pots and plots, please click on the main title. Vegetable Gardening in Pots in Plots

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Black Widow

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Tallahassee Democrat   October 31, 2014     Photos by Kathy Kinsey and Danie Turner     By Kathy Kinsey   ‘She was a long cool woman in a black dress’ always comes to mind when I think about the Black Widow. And though she may not be too cool to some of you, she …

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How to Build a Better Brush Pile in Your Yard

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  Tallahassee Democrat   A Place to Hide.  Photo by Dave Kinneer (with permission)   October 24, 2014     By Karen Rose   Now why would you want to do that, when you can build a perfectly good brush pile in 6′ x 6′ sections on the side of the road and the city …

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Bald-Faced Hornet!

Tallahassee Democrat   October 19, 2014       Bald-Faced Hornet. Photos by Kathy Kinsey By Kathy Kinsey What’s black and white and meaner than a Yellow Jacket? The Bald-Faced Hornet!   Dolichovespula maculate, belonging to the wasp family, is a North America problem. It has several nicknames such as Bull Wasp but in snapping its …

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Favorite Fall Flowers Blooming Now

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Tallahassee Democrat October 10, 2014     Brown-eyed susans are favorite flowers in fall gardens. Photo by Mary Ann Tonnacliff     By Linda Yates   Fall has the last word when it comes to favorite flowers. In a final flourish of blooms, local gardeners find that the perennials that endured the dry heat of …

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Saddleback Caterpillar

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Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat   October 10, 2014   Photos by Kathy Kinsey     By Kathy Kinsey   Looking like a miniature Yorkie sporting his new Christmas blanket, the saddleback caterpillar is not as innocent as it looks. It is actually quite a nasty little guy and has a sting that will …

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Moon Gardens!

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Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 3, 2014, Release for Tallahassee Democrat     By Marilyn S. Larson         There is something magical about a garden at night. Flowers and shrubs “shine” under the natural light of the moon. Light colors and white take on a glow. Moon gardens can be …

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Fall Is Great Time for Planting

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 3, 2014     Photo by David W. Marshall: Fall is a great time for planting shrubs and trees as well as winter annuals such as these pansies and diascia flowers.       By David Marshall Since I retired as an Extension Agent and have been doing …

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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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