Monthly Archive: October 2013

The Vine That Ate The Mailbox

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 25, 2013 By Pam Sawyer   When I first moved to Tallahassee twenty years ago, I noticed this attractive evergreen vine with fragrant white flowers blooming on mailboxes in my neighborhood.  I discovered it was called Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  It was beautiful!  So I bought one and …

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Five Tough Underused Native Groundcovers

  Five Tough Underused Native Groundcovers Tallahassee Democrat October 18, 2013 By David MacManus Turfgrass lawns require frequent mowing and often need supplemental irrigation, periodic fertilizing and pest control. To reduce the amount of lawn area and the subsequent maintenance that comes with turfgrasses there are a number of good options. Groundcovers can be planted …

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Rain Gardens

                                       Photo by Donna Legare: Virginia sweetspire     Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 11, 2013  By Donna Legare   It seems a good time to discuss rain gardens since we have had our share of rain this year. A rain garden is simply a shallow depression positioned in your yard …

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Orchard Management

Tallahassee Democrat October 4, 2013 By: Trevor Hylton   Last winter we established an orchard at the Leon County Extension Office. I planted 14 different species of fruit trees which are adapted to this area. Because of limitation with space we opted to plant our trees 15 feet apart which may be a little close …

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