Category Archives: Green Gables

Fabulous Fungi

I sure hope 2021 turns out better than 2020 and I am sure you do too!! That was one strange year……. We have…
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Experimental Pollinator Site

I am delighted to report progress on our experimental pollinator patch at the site the City had purchased to turn into a park…
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Designing Your Garden – Part 2

Well, I bet you like me are hoping that this overactive hurricane season misses Miami!! As I write this on Labor Day weekend,…
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Designing Your Garden – Part 1

I am writing this at the end of July and truly I think you will agree with me that this is the weirdest…
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Green Gables Soil feature August 2020

It Isn’t Just Dirt

June marked the one year anniversary of this column. We have talked about the principles of a Florida Friendly Yard like right plant/right…
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Insects – Bees, Butterflies and More

In this issue I want to talk about insects — but first a bit about plants. Nearly every creature on earth owes its…
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Green Gables Birds feature March 2020

Wonderful Beautiful Birds

In January issue, we talked about trees and their importance in our ecosystem. This is a good month to talk about birds since…
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Green Gables All About Trees January 2020

All About Trees and How They Work

In the Beginning… In 1787, when the first settlers crossed the Ohio River to settle the Northwest Territory that had been ceded by…
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Doing Your Yard with all Native Plants

We’ve been working our way through the 9 principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping on the FloridaYards.org website. So far we’ve talked about: right…
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Green Gables Florida Friendly Landscaping feature October 2019

Now the Fun Stuff – Creating a Habitat

We’ve been working our way through the University of Florida’s nine principles for creating a “Florida Friendly Yard” and have discussed so far:…
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