Monthly Archive: November 2013

Perennial Vines to Grow in North Florida

 Tallahassee Democrat November 29, 2013     Photo by Pam Sawyer: Grape leaf passion vine   By Pam Sawyer In my own little gardening world I have rules.  For perennial vines they are:  plant nothing invasive, nothing too big, and nothing too time-consuming.  I am sure you have your own rules in your garden, so …

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Brown Gold

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Fred Q. Vroom: Brown Gold November 22, 2013 By Ed Schroeder The amendments to improve the fertility of the soil in your yard are conveniently and readily available on your property. They are leaves and grass clippings. We are currently in the autumn season of the year; …

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Proper Selection and Planting of Citrus

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Brandy Cowley-Gilbert Tree Ripe North Florida Citrus November 15, 2013 By Brandy Cowley-Gilbert Living in Florida certainly has its advantages, warm sunny summers and mild warm winters. We happen to live and garden in one of the rare climates where we can grow citrus fruit.  In the …

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Papaya the Wonder Fruit

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Trevor Hylton, November 15, 2013  By Trevor Hylton   A lot of nurseries around here sell papaya plants they are, however, highly frost-sensitive, limiting their production to tropical climates. Our shortened season does not usually permit this plant to fruit and ripen before our first killing frost. …

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Consider Our Water Resources when Using Lawn and Garden Chemicals

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 8, 2013 By Mark Tancig Photo by Jim Stevenson   Leon County’s natural beauty is a big reason people enjoy living here. Leon County Government strives to be a steward of our natural beauty and encourages citizens to do their part to keep our environment unspoiled. One place …

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Poisonous Plants in Your Landscape

  Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 8,  2013 By Ed Schroeder   Young dogs and some breeds more than others tend to explore their environment with their mouth. They are fascinated by objects that have an odor or are of a shape they can cut their teeth on or simply chew on. This …

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Growing Organic Kale is Easy, Even for Beginners!

 Tallahassee Democrat Lacinato kale, photo by Donna Legare November 1, 2013 By Lilly Anderson-Messec   I eat a lot of kale at this time of year. My young kale seedlings are just getting started and will soon produce bountiful harvests. I enjoy homegrown kale in salads, soups, sautéed, and even on pizzas. I especially love …

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