Arachnophobia!

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat May 22, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey Arachnophobia!   The fear of the eight legged ones – spiders….all spiders! But trust me on this – they are more afraid of you than you will ever be of them! For me, I simply can’t imagine my garden without them. The Golden Silk …

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Fireweed

Tallahassee Democrat May 22, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey So appropriately named, heartleaf nettle “fireweed” (Urtica chamaedryoides) is as unassuming as any other weed you may encounter on your property. But the side effects are truly painful and that is probably putting it mildly. I honestly feel like I learn a whole new language with every …

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USING COLOR IN THE LANDSCAPE

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat May 22, 2015 By Deborah Lawson   Photo by David Marshall               Color in the landscape – I immediately think of the beautiful beds at the entrance to Tallahassee Nurseries on Thomasville Road. You can’t drive past there without noticing the ever-changing and …

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Hawthorns

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat May 15, 2015, By Stan Rosenthal A beautiful group of native trees that our often overlooked for our yards and wooded areas are the hawthorn trees. These smaller trees are adorned with showy flowers and fruits that are a delight to both wildlife and humans. The hawthorns which are also …

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Join the “Suburbia National Park” Movement: Plant a Pine Today

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Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat May 8, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Jody Walthall My daughter Vanessa Walthall pictured in a longleaf pine grove that was planted by her first grade class at Kate Sullivan School (photo taken 13 years after planting). Photo by Jody Walthall.               …

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Celebrate Spring with our Annual UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Open House!

Tallahassee Democrat May 8, 2015 By Taylor Vandiver The UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate spring with our annual Open House! In Florida, the Extension service has helped millions by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M University …

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Hummingbirds Return

Tallahassee Democrat May 1, 2015  By Jody Walthall Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Photo by Elizabeth Schmidt   Every spring I look forward to the return of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird from its usual winter range in Central America and Mexico. Many congregate on the Yucatan Peninsula, using it as the jumping off point for a 500 mile, …

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Garden Inspiration

Tallahassee Democrat May 1, 2015 By: Marilyn Larson                 Maclay Gardens Tour. Photo by Betsy Kellenberger   Where do you go to get inspiration for your garden? Books and magazines offer beautiful pictures that stimulate ideas, but many times your result is not as appealing as the pictures. …

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Garden Inspiration

Tallahassee Democrat May 1, 2015 By: Marilyn Larson Photo by Betsy Kellenberger.   Where do you go to get inspiration for your garden? Books and magazines offer beautiful pictures that stimulate ideas, but many times your result is not as appealing as the pictures. Garden clubs, local nurseries, public gardens, Leon County Extension office and …

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The Dandelion

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat May 1, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: Kathy Kinsey                       Dandelion. Photo by Kathy Kinsey Hate Weeds? Who doesn’t! But what if you could eat them – how wonderful would that be? Well did you know there is one …

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