Tag Archive: Perennials

The David W. Marshall IFAS Extension Office Demonstration Garden

Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat November 6, 2015 By: Lana Arnold “…that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is the often quoted Shakespearean line.  The “rose “ with a new name is the demonstration garden at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office, located off Paul Russell Road …

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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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Garden Inspiration

Tallahassee Democrat May 1, 2015 By: Marilyn Larson                 Maclay Gardens Tour. Photo by Betsy Kellenberger   Where do you go to get inspiration for your garden? Books and magazines offer beautiful pictures that stimulate ideas, but many times your result is not as appealing as the pictures. …

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Growing Your Own Bouquet

Tallahassee Democrat   Photo by Pam Sawyer:  gaillardia   May 9, 2014           Go out into the yard and cut your own bouquet?  Well, with a little planning and effort you can.  If you have a sunny spot with good, well-drained soil, you are half way there. Plant selection is key, …

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Basic Steps for Beginning Gardeners

  Basic Steps for Beginning Gardeners Guest Article for the Tallahassee Democrat Photo by Penny Gilmer, Master Gardener: pink, purple and white larkspur. Friday, May 24, 2013 By Linda H. Yates “You need to do something about your yard.”  The young career woman had just purchased and moved into the first home of her own.  …

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