Monthly Archive: April 2014

Water in the Garden

“Water in the Garden” is an event being held at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL. Interested in adding elements of water to your garden? Get your feet wet at “Water in the Garden” on Saturday, May 10, from 8:00 to 12:30 EDT at the University of Florida NFREC. Cost: $20 if …

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Help Control Erosion in Yard

Tallahassee Democrat   April 24, 2014   Photo by Mark Tancig, Leon County Public Works (or) Mark Tancig, Leon County Government   By Mark Tancig           Did you know that soil can be a pollutant of Leon County’s water resources? In excessive amounts, soil, and the substances that may be attached …

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Basic Composting Alchemy

Tallahassee Democrat April 25, 2014 By Ed Schroeder Compost is alchemy for garden soil — the mystery of turning yard debris and kitchen waste into fertility. Build a simple compost bin for your backyard in less than an hour by tying or nailing together three or four wooden pallets. Another alternative is to lace together …

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Add Color to the Landscape

April 25, 2014   Tallahassee Democrat         Photo by David W. Marshall: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia spp.) is a perennial shrub in bloom now in the demonstration garden at the University of Florida IFAS Leon County Extension demonstration garden at 615 Paul Russell Road.         When I’m doing …

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Good Nandina, Bad Nandina: A Plant I Hate to Love

Tallahassee Democrat April 11, 2014 By John Melton As a responsible gardener, I’ll preface this remark by acknowledging that folks all over North Florida will groan, but I love Nandina!  The common name says it best; Heavenly Bamboo!  Nandina domestica was brought to the USA from The Orient by gardeners as early as 1804 to …

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Things to Consider When Washing Car in Yard

Tallahassee Democrat March 10, 2014 When washing your car, consider the local water resources, Photo by Puget Sound Partnership   By Mark Tancig   Leon County Government encourages you to think about our local water resources when washing your car on a sunny afternoon. Cars are a symbol of freedom and independence and most people …

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The Backyard Forest Project

Tallahassee Democrat Friday, April 4, 2014   Photo by David Copps:         Do you ever find yourself complaining about the degradation of Tallahassee’s beautiful forest canopy as more and more trees are lost to urban growth and development. Well, now you can do something to offset those losses by participating in The …

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