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 therapy …

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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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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

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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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The Beautiful Life of a Dead Tree or Dead Trees I’ve Known and Loved

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Tallahassee Democrat July 25, 2014 By Jody Walthall       Photo by Lilly Anderson-Messec: Bald Cypress     What is the most important tree in the forest? Tallahasseean, Jim Stevenson, former Chief Naturalist of Florida State Parks and chief of the Office of Resource Management, would say it is any dead one. Living trees …

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Weed Control Takes a Long-Term Plan

Tallahassee Democrat Photos by Steve Chandler July 25, 2014 By Steve Chandler   Photos by Steve Chandler       Most people become concerned about weed control sometime about the middle of summer when their lawn is struggling with the heat and the weeds seem to be thriving. Their question then is usually “How do …

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