Monthly Archive: April 2015

Losing Red Bay Trees

Tallahassee Democrat April 24, 2015 By Stan Rosenthal   Often our columns talk about invasive exotic plants but today I would like to bring your attention to a problem caused by both an exotic insect and fungus. Often when we look at the world around us, we try to simplify things to make sense out …

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Protect Your Beneficial Insects!

Tallahassee Democrat April 24, 2015 By: Taylor Vandiver     As an Extension Agent I receive numerous calls each year regarding insect problems. Homeowners and professionals alike would agree that pest problems could be among the most challenging aspects of gardening in Florida. There are millions of insect species in our world and more than 100,000 …

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Support Your Local “Green Industry” Professionals

Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 7, 2014 By: Bruce Avery Consumers have many options today when shopping for tree and landscape services. And yes, internet and web searches continue to be a primary method for research and selection criteria. But does any of it really help? In most cases I find it results in …

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Vegetable Gardening in Pots and Plots

For a short course on vegetable gardening in pots and plots, please click on the main title. Vegetable Gardening in Pots in Plots

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Bulbs

Tallahassee Democrat April 10, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey                         Amaryllis Hippeastrum Charisma. Photo by Kathy Kinsey   Bulbs….What an amazing history! Having held a special place in our history, bulbs have been around since ancient times. To this date, many of them are still …

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Gall Wasps

Tallahassee Democrat April 10, 2015 By Les Harrison                 The knots on this oak tree are caused by a tiny wasp. Photo by Les Harrison.   Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. …

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