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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Composting

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Or how to make valuable garden fertilizer out of kitchen scraps, yard debris and old soil. Tallahassee Democrat January 16, 2015       Photos by Betsy Voorhies: Compost Bin, Earthworms   Composting is the sustainable practice wherein organic material is broken down into soil-like material that is highly beneficial to our plants. The process …

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Healthy Gardens Require Living Soils

Tallahassee Democrat January 2, 2015     Carrots in Soil.  Photo by Katie Harris, Full Earth Farm   By Molly Jameson Whether you are ready to start your very first garden or want to revitalize your existing garden, the important thing to remember is that a healthy garden requires life. But what is it that …

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Adopt-A-Tree 2014

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Tallahassee Democrat November 28, 2014 By Stan Rosenthal                   This year’s Leon County Adopt-A-Tree is the eastern mayhaw.  This smaller tree has many common names such as May hawthorn, mayhaw or apple hawthorn.  Of course it has only one scientific name (Crataegus aestivalis). It is a smaller …

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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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