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Garden Good Guys

The Southern Fence Lizard with its wavy bands looks different than the Florida Green Anole. The Green Anole eats crickets, cockroaches, moths, grubs, beetles, flies and grasshoppers. The Southern Fence Lizard eats most insects including spiders, centipedes and snails but … Continue reading

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Spring!

In January, we planted blackberry sticks – at least that’s what they looked like to me. Then last month we saw a few tiny green leaves at the base of each of the sticks. This week we were surprised by … Continue reading

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Winter blooms

I think this is a peony bush. I remember beautiful peonies in northern Minnesota, so peonies must be very hardy. The Florida winter cold must feel refreshing to them after all the warm fall days. Or maybe it just feels … Continue reading

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Bless Your Heart Part 2

Christmas came up fast on us this year, and we had no time to decorate. Ace Hardware came to the rescue – a Christmas garden flag by the road! There. Decorations done. (Except we were still asked why we didn’t … Continue reading

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Chase Away the Chill

When it is horribly, bone-chilling cold outside, nothing chases away the chill quicker than sitting down with a Seed Catalog and a hot cup of tea. Every page is a dream of spring. Carrots, tomatoes, chile peppers, melons, beans… ahhhhh.

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Underground

The mound of sand marks the exit for a pocket gopher. Pocket gophers are rodents which translates to rat for me. They are outside, not inside the house, so there is that. My biggest worry is that the mounds are … Continue reading

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