Monthly Archive: June 2014

A Lovely But Troublesome Tree

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat June 27, 2014, Release for Tallahassee Democrat   A Mimosa tree invader in a natural area & Bloom and foliage of the invasive Mimosa tree. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS.       By Mary Derrick   All along the roadsides and in home landscapes this time of …

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Blueberries are Easy to Grow

Tallahassee Democrat June 20, 2014   Photo by Janeen Langley: Rufous Hummingbird and Native Blueberry By Donna Legare           We planted blueberry bushes in 1983 as a present to my father-in-law for Father’s Day. It is hard to think of any plant that has consistently given us so much pleasure over …

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Living History in Your Backyard

Tallahassee Democrat   Native wildflower coral bean at Birdsong Nature Center, photo by Karen Rose June 6, 2014 By Karen Rose A good homeowner thinks of the yard as an extension of the house, clean and well-cared for, no leaf litter, a manicured carpet of grass, a few shrubs here and there kept pruned to …

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