Green Gables

In this series of articles we explore how you can adapt your landscaping practices to better help the environment of Coral Gables.

2021

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

2020

Chapter 1   Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12

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 talked briefly about the symbiotic relationship between trees and fungi. This month I want to…
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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 some six years away. We have now identified 21 different species of butterflies at that…
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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, I promise you I have got my fingers and toes crossed!!   Last month we…
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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 year we have ever been through!! The goal of Green Gables is to get everybody…
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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 place, fertilizing appropriately, pesticides and efficient watering. To refresh your memory go right to FloridaYards.org…
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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 existence to plants. Plants are the only organisms capable of capturing the sun’s energy and,…
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About the Author

Linda Lawrence Waldron

Linda Lawrence Waldron currently writes the Green Gables column in Gables Living Magazine.  Linda chaired the Coral Gables Garden Club committee that established the  Coral Gables Library Butterfly Garden.

She is the author of the Coral Gables Library Butterfly booklet. It gives you the “how to’s” for having your own butterfly garden. 
Linda attended the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, England School of Garden Design.

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