Monthly Archive: July 2015

The Simplicity of a Birdbath

Tallahassee Democrat July 17, 2015 By Karen Rose     Hermit Thrush. Photo by Karen Rose.       All of us need food, water, and shelter, whether we are human, or whether we have feathers, fur, or scales. That’s easy to forget, in this day and age when abundant food is at the grocery …

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An Eerie Silence

Tallahassee Democrat July 17, 2015 By: Glenn Mayne   There is an eerie silence in my vegetable garden! In past years, when I go out in the early mornings to harvest, I hear a distinct “hum” in the quiet of the day. Upon inspection, I notice all kinds of pollinating insects on the plant flowers, …

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Perennial Vegetables

Tallahassee Democrat July 10, 2015 By Janis Piotrowski Rudbeckia Laciniata – Cherokee Greens. Photo by Janis Piotrowski   By July my garden is looking pretty sad. Most plants have finished bearing and the heat and humidity have taken their toll on the delicious crops I planted in spring. What I wouldn’t give for some fresh …

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Blue Jay

Tallahassee Democrat July 10, 2015     By: Kathy Kinsey Fire alarms…..car alarms….and the worst of them – the alarm clock! Mother Nature also has an alarm clock, but thankfully, it is not as rude as that last one. Though there are other birds that sound alarms, I find none of them can do it …

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Brown Thrasher

Tallahassee Democrat June 26, 2015  By: Kathy Kinsey Have you ever cleaned up one of your flower beds only to walk back out there to see it back in the very mess you just spent half the day cleaning up?   I can’t begin to tell you the messes I have seen in my garden after …

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Tough Plants Will Keep Your Garden Going

Tallahassee Democrat July 3, 2015 By Linda H. Yates                   Melampodium adds a golden touch to drought stricken gardens. Their bright green leaves and a backdrop of grasses seem to defy the heat. Photo by Linda Yates. Garden accessories such as thermometers, rain gauges and sprinklers are …

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The Victory of COMMUNITY GARDENS

Tallahassee Democrat July 3, 2015, By Trevor Hylton Photo by Trevor Hylton In 1942-45, during World War II, there was a food shortage in many cities across the US. The nation’s limited resources were spent on moving troops and equipment, with not much left over for shipping fresh produce. In addition to the difficult situation, …

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