Monthly Archive: January 2014

Grow Your Own Potatoes

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Lilly Anderson-Messec   January 31, 2014 By Lilly Anderson-Messec   It’s that time again to plan your potato-date! Potatoes are traditionally planted in the Tallahassee area around Valentine’s Day and are rewarding and easy to grow. The tried and true varieties for this area are Red Pontiac …

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New Local Garden Book Shows Landscape Favorites

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo: Book cover – David Marshall’s Design & Care of Landscapes & Gardens in the South, Volume 2, is full of color photos of landscape plants he recommends for our area.   January 31, 2014 By David Marshall   “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the philosophy …

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WERE YOU BORN WITH A BROWN THUMB?

Overcoming the “brown thumb syndrome” Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Deborah Lawson:  European fan palm is planted in the wrong place. January 24, 2014 By Deborah Lawson I’m being silly – there’s really no such thing as “brown thumb syndrome.”  I suppose the differences in each individual’s desire to nurture may have …

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Cold weather creates citrus dilemma

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Trevor Hylton, Defoliation caused by cold damage January 24, 2014  By Trevor Hylton   The recent cold spell we had is the worst I have seen in all thirty years that I have lived in Tallahassee; I have experienced colder temperatures here but never that persistently. I …

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Arbor Day Tree Planting on January 25

 Tallahassee Democrat January 17, 2014 Photo by Stan Rosenthal, Tree planters from Arbor Days past By Stan Rosenthal If you have not been out to the Alford Arm Greenway you have been missing one of Leon County’s treasures.  This is a beautiful 800 plus acre park that is owned by the State of Florida but …

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Proper Tree Planting

Tallahassee Democrat January 17, 2014 By Sam Hand Photo by Sam Hand Working with the Leon County Extension Office, I spend a great amount of my field time answering questions from concerned homeowners who want to plant trees in their yards.  In a large percentage of cases, the problems can be prevented by using proper …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/lng/2014/01/15/proper-tree-planting/

Snake Oil

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat January 10, 2014 By Stan Rosenthal If you go to the internet and look up snake oil you will find the following definition from the source Wikipedia: “Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product …

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