Taylor Vandiver

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Name: Taylor Vandiver
Date registered: June 7, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Crows — October 9, 2015
  2. Hurricane lilies are magic in the fall garden — October 9, 2015
  3. Nutmeg — October 2, 2015
  4. Explore “Gardens of the Big Bend” to Learn about Plants and Gardening — October 2, 2015
  5. Moon Over Maclay — September 25, 2015

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Crows

Tallahassee Democrat October 9, 2015 By: Kathy Kinsey   No other bird reminds me that fall is on the way more than a crow making his caw-caws across the back side of the field on a cold and foggy day. It is just a wonderful sound. And though I may not be one of their …

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Hurricane lilies are magic in the fall garden

Tallahassee Democrat October 9, 2015 By Linda Yates   Count us lucky when a hurricane or tropical storm, after playing havoc in the Caribbean, veers east of Florida and blows itself away in the Atlantic. We get some much needed rain and cooler air for a day or two. In September and October a growing …

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Nutmeg

Tallahassee Democrat October 2, 2015 By Trevor Hylton     We use a lot of herbs and spices each day without giving much thought about where they come from and how they are grown. One of the most common spices found in just about every American spice rack is nutmeg. Myristica fragans as it is …

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Explore “Gardens of the Big Bend” to Learn about Plants and Gardening

Tallahassee Democrat October 2, 2015 By: Gary Knox               Dr. Gary Knox leads a tour through Gardens of the Big Bend during the 2014 Art and Garden Fall Festival. Photo by Charlene Cupp Kinch.   Are you wary of website pics and nursery plants that are gussied-up, juiced-up or …

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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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