Create a Tropical Hanging Garden with Bromeliads

Guest article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 30, 2015 By Mike Fagan   Just imagine walking through a tropical rain forest with lush green plants and colorful bromeliads growing in the trees over your head.  Do you think it is possible to create this look in Tallahassee?  With a little effort, maybe so. If you …

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Enjoy the Fall More with Landscape Color

Tallahassee Democrat October 23, 2015 By: David W. Marshall Tibouchina’s blue flowers, backed by the yellow flowers of yellowbells or Tecoma stans, and flanked by the orange flowers of cape honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis), can bring you lots of enjoyment in the fall garden. Photo by David W. Marshall    Spring is an enjoyable time of …

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Enhance Soils with Native Materials

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 23, 2015 By: Glenn Mayne   There are a lot of products for sale that are aimed at enriching our soils, whether it be for lawns, ornamental beds, fruit trees or vegetable plots. One can spend a lot of money trying to enhance their soils for whatever gardening …

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Sunflowers Are a Good Idea

Tallahassee Democrat October 16, 2015 By Steve Chandler Planting sunflowers in your spring garden can make you feel pretty smart once fall arrives. Sunflowers are one of the few varieties of native flowers that can bloom all the way until frost. As such, they are like magnets to hungry insects and birds that have seen …

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Sod Web-worms Attacking Lawns

Sod Webworms Attacking Lawns Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat October 16, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: David W. Marshall I just picked up a bag of winterizer lawn fertilizer (5-0-20) containing bifenthrin, an insecticide, from my local independent garden center. My objective is to kill the tropical sod webworms, which are eating my …

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Children in the Garden

Tallahassee Democrat September 25, 2013 By Amy von Chamier   This year I took my son with me to buy seeds for the garden. We had just begun to develop a plot in a sunnier area and we had high hopes for getting things to grow there. I asked Tristan, who is 8, what he …

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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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American Basswood – A Great Addition to Tallahassee’s Urban Forest

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 Release for Tallahassee Democrat By: David Copps American Basswood.  Photo by Tom Jackson. Here in north Florida, we are blessed with a great diversity of native trees.  This region supports one of the highest numbers of species in the country so it seems strange that only …

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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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