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It’s a Strange Thing, These Rattlesnakes

The observations I made of rattlesnakes is just that… observations, there is no scientific study I am aware that supports what I appear to have seen, but I have noticed it – more than once now. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake crossing road at Eglin AFB. Photo: Carrie Stevenson The eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) is a …

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Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order to become cold hardy and produce a good crop. What is Cold Hardiness? Cold hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive low temperatures.  However, every cold event …

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Information on gardening practices is freely shared between gardeners and many times the good advice is helpful in plant selection and improving plant growth. There are some passed along practices that are not always suitable for every situation and gardeners may need to investigate a little deeper before implementing the good advice. Soil test kit …

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You Can’t Be the Real Thing: Eat Whole Fruits

Bertholf. (N.D.) Juicing from http://goo.gl/Neu02U Don’t fool yourself into thinking that drinking 100% fruit juice is the same as eating the whole fruit. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found two key things that may have you re-thinking your breakfast drink: In many cases, fruit juice contains as much sugar as soft drinks, …

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