Monthly Archive: September 2015

Moon Over Maclay

Tallahassee Democrat September 25, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey What an enchanting evening awaits you, your family and friends … waiting on the moon to make its grand appearance … enjoying that lovely dinner you packed and listening to some music, but not just any music for this is a jazz festival and in my book, …

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Gardening With Succulents

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat September 18, 2015 By Michael Barach       I confess, my finger paused over my computer mouse for a second when I saw the email attachment from a friend that read, “Check out my summer succulents.” This was before I’d ever heard the word “succulent” as it applies …

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Why Ponds Turn Green

Tallahassee Democrat September 18, 2015       By Mark Tancig, Leon County Public Works Leon County Government staff ensures our local lakes, ponds, and streams are thriving and healthy by monitoring and testing our water resources. However, during hot summer months in Leon County, it is not uncommon to notice a pond, lake, or …

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The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to Black Gold

Tallahassee Democrat September 11, 2015 By Molly Jameson       Red wigglers hanging through the bottom bin of a “Worm Factory” vermicompost system. Photo by Molly Jameson.     According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 33 million tons of our food waste ends up in landfills every year. For those keeping track – that’s …

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Solomon’s Seal

Tallahassee Democrat September 11, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey       Solomon’s Seal. Photo by Kathy Kinsey.   Are you looking for a stunning plant for your garden? A plant that just can’t be beat? Though I am always looking for something new to add to my garden, I sometimes end up with a plant …

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Got Pollinators?

Tallahassee Democrat September 4, 2015 By Will Sheftall and Arlo Kane Maybe you’ve done a great job creating a butterfly or hummingbird garden, but did you know that these animals don’t do the bulk of nature’s pollination work? Hmm. We’ve all heard the disturbing news about honey bees suffering colony collapse across the globe. And …

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Mulberries—Feast or Foe

Tallahassee Democrat September 4, 2015 By Janis Piotrowski           Several years ago one of my sons picked a bunch of large, reddish-purple berries from a tree at Innovation Park where he works. They were soft and very sweet, but they lacked the characteristic tartness of blackberries, which they resembled—and blackberries don’t …

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