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TASTE THE TROPICS AT FAIRCHILD’S JACKFRUIT JUBILEE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coral Gables, FL, August 2014 – Sweet, fragrant, and delicious are all words used to describe the jackfruit, a tropical fruit tree that is about to get its time in the spotlight at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. What’s most intriguing is its size – one fruit can weigh more than 60 pounds. Join Fairchild in celebrating and sampling this fascinating fruit at the Jackfruit Jubilee, held Saturday, September 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Gardening with Georgia: Festival of Flowers

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A recent trip to Medellin, Colombia, blooms with a celebration of flowers.

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Beating the bugs: marauding mosquitos

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I’ve never met anyone with any compassion for the mosquito. Besides serving as food (not often enough) for birds, bats and frogs, their only asset is their role as pollinators. Now more than ever, especially as gardeners, we need to be aware of the diseases mosquitos spread and how to avoid them while managing not to poison ourselves and allied insects.

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Test Event

Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:00 PM to
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:59 PM

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The honeybees in the house had to be evicted — humanely

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We’ve been hearing a lot about honeybees dying en masse, about Colony Collapse Disorder, even predictions that the honeybee is headed for extinction. There is no doubt that beekeepers as well as farmers who require bees to pollinate their crops are losing lots of bees — entire hives in fact. Some beekeepers have reported that 30 to 90 percent of their bees have died.

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