The Simplicity of a Birdbath

Tallahassee Democrat July 17, 2015 By Karen Rose     Hermit Thrush. Photo by Karen Rose.       All of us need food, water, and shelter, whether we are human, or whether we have feathers, fur, or scales. That’s easy to forget, in this day and age when abundant food is at the grocery …

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Perennial Vegetables

Tallahassee Democrat July 10, 2015 By Janis Piotrowski Rudbeckia Laciniata – Cherokee Greens. Photo by Janis Piotrowski   By July my garden is looking pretty sad. Most plants have finished bearing and the heat and humidity have taken their toll on the delicious crops I planted in spring. What I wouldn’t give for some fresh …

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Blue Jay

Tallahassee Democrat July 10, 2015     By: Kathy Kinsey Fire alarms…..car alarms….and the worst of them – the alarm clock! Mother Nature also has an alarm clock, but thankfully, it is not as rude as that last one. Though there are other birds that sound alarms, I find none of them can do it …

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Brown Thrasher

Tallahassee Democrat June 26, 2015  By: Kathy Kinsey Have you ever cleaned up one of your flower beds only to walk back out there to see it back in the very mess you just spent half the day cleaning up?   I can’t begin to tell you the messes I have seen in my garden after …

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Tough Plants Will Keep Your Garden Going

Tallahassee Democrat July 3, 2015 By Linda H. Yates                   Melampodium adds a golden touch to drought stricken gardens. Their bright green leaves and a backdrop of grasses seem to defy the heat. Photo by Linda Yates. Garden accessories such as thermometers, rain gauges and sprinklers are …

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The Victory of COMMUNITY GARDENS

Tallahassee Democrat July 3, 2015, By Trevor Hylton Photo by Trevor Hylton In 1942-45, during World War II, there was a food shortage in many cities across the US. The nation’s limited resources were spent on moving troops and equipment, with not much left over for shipping fresh produce. In addition to the difficult situation, …

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Rain gardens help control stormwater runoff and attract wildlife

Tallahassee Democrat June 26, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Geoffrey Brown Isn’t Wakulla Springs BEAUTIFUL!? If you’ve been there, I am sure you’d agree that it is a local gem worth conserving for future generations. Reflecting on all the rain we’ve received this past winter and early spring, it’s important to remember the collective …

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Hosta

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat June 19, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: Kathy Kinsey Photo by Kathy Kinsey Do you have a favorite plant? One that you would easily move heaven and earth to make room for and one that you could never have too many of..…well you are not alone if that …

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Tropicals Provide Dependable Color for the Summer and Fall Garden

Tallahassee Democrat June 19, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: David W. Marshall Photo by David Marshall             If you have lived in north Florida long, you know that our summers are incredibly hot and muggy. If you’re a gardener, you have also noticed that not just any wimpy plant …

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Jefferson County U-Pick Blueberry Farm Opening June 13

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Tallahassee Democrat June 12, 2015, Release for the Tallahassee Democrat By Molly Jameson Blueberry bush heavy with blueberries on the brink of ripening. Photo by Molly Jameson Nestled just three miles from the courthouse in downtown Monticello, Blue Sky Farm, a u-pick blueberry operation, is nearing its grand opening. Owner Pete Crosby is celebrating by …

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