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Gardening and Landscaping

Make Your Own Compost

There is an old saying among gardeners – compost happens! Did you ever stop to think what would become of fallen leaves left beneath a tree if they did not decompose naturally? We would be neck-deep in leaves! Just as with making chili, there are many recipes for making compost – some hot, some mild.…

Native Trees Bring Bursts of Color in the Fall

A Reflection Shared by Betton Hills Neighbors

My husband Jody and I canoed on the lower Wakulla River last week. The shore was lined with a gorgeous display of color – the russet shades of bald cypress, yellows and purples of sweetgum, and bold reds and oranges of red maple – all pleasantly reflected upon the surface of the river.…

Tree Planting Success

When I plant a tree, I expect it to be there for a 100 years or more! That doesn’t always happen. We planted a tulip poplar in 1979. It grew beautifully into an 80 foot tree but was blown down, completely uprooted, during Hurricane Michael.…