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The plight of flowering dogwood in northeast Florida
Historically, nothing said spring had arrived any better than a flowering dogwood tree.  It remains a favored tree in southern landscapes


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Mangroves in northeast Florida
When I graduated as a forester 37 years ago, the northern range of mangrove trees in coastal waters was about the Merritt Island area roughly 100 miles south of here. However, with climate change reducing the number of extreme cold events it is now possible to find black mangrove, in isolated pockets as far north as Nassau County


New year’s resolutions for the landscape in 2023
  As we prepare our yards for a fresh start in 2023, perhaps one of our New Year’s resolutions can be to be to make some changes in how we maintain our landscape.  By doing so perhaps we can save some money and have a healthier landscape at the same time


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    Your Creepy Scary Garden – The Alien Invaders
    The stuff of horror movies is in your garden; meat eating plants, larvae that devours you from within, birds that attack you.  They are the inspiration of movies such as “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Birds” and many space alien invaders developing within your body


    Pumpkins in Northeast Florida? Yes, and…
    Pumpkin! The very word whispers of fall and Halloween and Thanksgiving and golden pies. The fruit of a vining squash plant, pumpkin plants sprawl out 6 feet in each direction, taking up a lot of landscape