Monthly Archive: June 2013

Living with Squirrels

                                                                         Tallahassee Democrat Eastern gray squirrel: Photo by Steve Chandler Friday, June 28, 2013 By Steve Chandler Gardeners find great pleasure in nurturing plants to bestow their unique beauty. We love a bountiful harvest that we can enjoy and share with others. Watching over our gardens brings us happiness, but it also attracts other creatures …

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Spanish Moss

SPANISH MOSS – A SOUTHERN TREASURE Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat June 21, 2013, Release for Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Taylor Vandiver Leon County Extension Agent By Sam Hand One of the most visible signs of our local “Southern Ecology” is our Spanish moss.  It has been eulogized in poetry, novels and song for …

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Mosquitoes and Plants

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat             Photo by Steve Chandler: Bromeliad holding water that mosquitoes may enjoy For Friday, June 14, 2013 release By Steve Chandler   No one enjoys the prospect of being bitten by mosquitoes while outside enjoying nature. This is especially true for gardeners who spend lots of time outdoors tending plants. …

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Herbs in the Landscape

   Donna Lagare Herbs in the Landscape        June 7, 2013 Tallahassee Democrat     Each spring I teach an herb workshop that requires preparing several herbal dishes for the participants to sample. I like to use fresh, organically grown herbs. No problem! I just go out to my garden and clip whatever I need – …

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Plants I wish I had not planted

   Plants I wish I had not planted  Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat  Photo by Anne Tofield, Artemesia ‘lime light’  Friday, May 31, 2013     We have all made mistakes in our gardens.  Some major, and others minor but how about those that are still infuriatingly there in spite of all efforts to …

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