Monthly Archive: February 2014

Prepare Your Lawn for a New Season

  Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by David W. Marshall:  ‘Seville’ St. Augustine is one of our most shade-tolerant lawn grasses. But even it won’t grow in dense shade.   February 28, 2014 By David Marshall   Spring is just around the corner, so that means it’s time to start getting the lawn …

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FAMU’s Community Garden

  Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Trevor Hylton, FAMU’s Community Garden   February 28, 2014  By Trevor Hylton   The FAMU Community Garden is the oldest community garden in Tallahassee and one of the oldest in the state.  Established over 40 years ago, the garden is located on the southern end of …

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Stop “Crape Murder”!

Photos by Gary Knox February 21, 2014 Tallahassee Democrat By Gary Knox This is the time of year when we often see crapemyrtles unnecessarily topped: main stems that are several years old are cut back, usually leaving branch stubs 2 – 5 inches or more in diameter. Topping is sometimes called heading, stubbing, rounding and …

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Create a Secret Garden using Woodland Wildflowers

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat       Photo by Mary McMullen: Indian Pink, Mayapple and Christmas Fern grace this shady parking lot garden at Native Nurseries February 21, 2014 By Donna Legare   I have always loved secret gardens. There is something enchanting about passing through an archway or space between two shrubs …

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“Roses are Red…” – Pruning Florida Roses

February 15, 2014 Taylor Vandiver Photo by: University of Florida                Considering it’s Valentine’s Day, I felt an appropriate subject to discuss would be roses. I am not referring to the bouquets that many of you will see couriered to various locations all over town, but the bushes in your yard that we have been strategically …

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Know your Watershed

 Tallahassee Democrat February 7, 2014 Photos by Mark Tancig   By Mark Tancig   Leon County’s natural resources are just one of the reasons folks call the Capital County home. Some of our most well-known and treasured natural resources are the beautiful lakes, rivers, and sinkholes. Citizens and experts alike find these waterbodies quite fascinating, …

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