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Dig This: Dollarweed thrives in a wet landscape

Dig This: Dollarweed thrives in a wet landscape

Q: I actually like dollarweed (it is pretty and low maintenance), and I was wondering if you know where I can buy it. My house has no irrigation system, and dollarweed seems like a smart, drought-resistant alternative to grass. Looking forward to you...
Published: 02/15/15
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Fakahatchee grass, gamma grass
Published: 02/15/15

Seitan is a versatile meat substitute

Q: I’ve been looking at the different meat alternatives in the stores recently. Most are made from soy, but then I found something called “seitan.” It doesn’t seem to be the mushroom stuff, so what is it made from?...
Published: 02/15/15
History-loving travelers should say 'Yes, Virginia!'

History-loving travelers should say 'Yes, Virginia!'

It's early morning, and a buttery glow fills the room as the sun rises. Vaulted ceilings reflect the warm light above a canopied king-size bed.
Published: 02/08/15
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Ye Mystic Krewe Captain’s Party
Published: 02/08/15
How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Gardens are not static; they are dynamic’

How Does Your Garden Grow? ‘Gardens are not static; they are dynamic’

GARY PITTMAN/TAMPA
Published: 02/08/15
Wilson Insurance has been  in business for 95 years

Wilson Insurance has been in business for 95 years

Anniversaries often move past us with little acknowledgment. Some are not particularly significant, and others have simply been forgotten because of distance and time. So when a noteworthy anniversary comes around, it is important to recognize the ac...
Published: 02/08/15

Reimbursement claims tell Southerners’ war stories

Henrietta Ward and her husband, Isaac, were in the yard of their Garden Spring, Alabama, farmhouse on Oct. 29, 1864, when Union troops marched by their farm. One soldier took their horse.
Published: 02/08/15

Refrigerate nuts to reduce chance of mold

Q: A place where I buy peanuts (whole, bulk, in-shell) says that I should keep them refrigerated until I use them. They said it would help make them less allergic. I’m not allergic, but I do have a family member who is. Will keeping them co...
Published: 02/08/15
What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

Tiger grass
Published: 02/08/15