The Green Thumb – July 2016

Here is the latest edition of the UF/IFAS Leon County Horticulture Program’s monthly newsletter – MG_ExtensionNewsletterJuly. Stay Cool!

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The Green Thumb – June 2016

Green Thumb

Here is the latest edition of the UF/IFAS – Leon County Horticulture Program’s monthly newsletter – MG_ExtensionNewsletter-jUNE2  

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Plants That Can Poison Your Pets

Tallahassee Democrat November 13, 2015 Photo by  Mike Fagan One January I was out in my garden and noticed our young golden retrievers chomping down on camellia blossoms. Hey, it was better than eating the wallboard.  One by one they picked off blossoms until there were no flowers on the bush from three feet down.  …

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The David W. Marshall IFAS Extension Office Demonstration Garden

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 By: Lana Arnold “…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is the often quoted Shakespearean line.  The “rose “ with a new name is the demonstration garden at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office, located off Paul Russell Road …

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American Basswood – A Great Addition to Tallahassee’s Urban Forest

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat American Basswood, Tom Jackson Photo Credits Here in north Florida, we are blessed with a great diversity of native trees.  This region supports one of the highest numbers of species in the country so it seems strange that only a relative handful …

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Deer Gardening

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 30, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey So, did you wake up this morning to find all those wonderful new flowers you planted for that fabulous curb appeal had been deadheaded or ripped out of the ground sometime during the night….I can’t imagine the words you might have said…   Well, …

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Create a Tropical Hanging Garden with Bromeliads

Guest article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 30, 2015 By Mike Fagan   Just imagine walking through a tropical rain forest with lush green plants and colorful bromeliads growing in the trees over your head.  Do you think it is possible to create this look in Tallahassee?  With a little effort, maybe so. If you …

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Enjoy the Fall More with Landscape Color

Tallahassee Democrat October 23, 2015 By: David W. Marshall Tibouchina’s blue flowers, backed by the yellow flowers of yellowbells or Tecoma stans, and flanked by the orange flowers of cape honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis), can bring you lots of enjoyment in the fall garden. Photo by David W. Marshall    Spring is an enjoyable time of …

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Enhance Soils with Native Materials

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 23, 2015 By: Glenn Mayne   There are a lot of products for sale that are aimed at enriching our soils, whether it be for lawns, ornamental beds, fruit trees or vegetable plots. One can spend a lot of money trying to enhance their soils for whatever gardening …

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Sunflowers Are a Good Idea

Tallahassee Democrat October 16, 2015 By Steve Chandler Planting sunflowers in your spring garden can make you feel pretty smart once fall arrives. Sunflowers are one of the few varieties of native flowers that can bloom all the way until frost. As such, they are like magnets to hungry insects and birds that have seen …

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