Monthly Archive: June 2015

Rain gardens help control stormwater runoff and attract wildlife

Tallahassee Democrat June 26, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Geoffrey Brown Isn’t Wakulla Springs BEAUTIFUL!? If you’ve been there, I am sure you’d agree that it is a local gem worth conserving for future generations. Reflecting on all the rain we’ve received this past winter and early spring, it’s important to remember the collective …

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Hosta

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat June 19, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: Kathy Kinsey Photo by Kathy Kinsey Do you have a favorite plant? One that you would easily move heaven and earth to make room for and one that you could never have too many of..…well you are not alone if that …

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Tropicals Provide Dependable Color for the Summer and Fall Garden

Tallahassee Democrat June 19, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: David W. Marshall Photo by David Marshall             If you have lived in north Florida long, you know that our summers are incredibly hot and muggy. If you’re a gardener, you have also noticed that not just any wimpy plant …

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Jefferson County U-Pick Blueberry Farm Opening June 13

Tallahassee Democrat June 12, 2015, Release for the Tallahassee Democrat By Molly Jameson Blueberry bush heavy with blueberries on the brink of ripening. Photo by Molly Jameson Nestled just three miles from the courthouse in downtown Monticello, Blue Sky Farm, a u-pick blueberry operation, is nearing its grand opening. Owner Pete Crosby is celebrating by …

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Coontie, a Graceful Addition to the Garden

Tallahassee Democrat June 12, 2015, Release for Tallahassee Democrat By Donna Legare The dark green leaves of coontie at far left provide interesting texture at the front steps to Legare’s home. Photo by Donna Legare. Coontie is one of my favorite plants. It is an evergreen cycad, growing to about 3 feet tall and is …

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Gray Rat Snake

Tallahassee Democrat June 5, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey Photo by Kathy Kinsey I am sure you have all heard the old adage “the only good snake is a dead snake” and to some, this is just how they feel about all snakes. There are a few people I know that would hurt themselves while trying …

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