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Cedar apple rust disease has a slimy appearance

Slimy is not a term applied to anything in a positive light. In the pantheon of pejoratives, it is only slightly better than being identified as totally disgusting.

When applied to people it serves as a verbal warning that something bad is likely to occur. It is indicative of deceitful and dishonest qualities that are covered by a slick exterior.

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Slugs in search of meals and mates

The lengthening days and cold fronts with lessening intensity are speeding up the activity of many plants, animals and fungi as spring approaches.

During this period of mostly moderate temperatures, the installation of ornamental plants and vegetable gardens is a popular activity. Garden centers are offering a variety of tender starter plants which are easily transplanted.

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The thistle’s awakening has begun

The botanical pause of winter is monotonous in its consistency. Each day, with very few exceptions, is just like the one before it with plants in suspended animation.

February brings the first inkling of the burst of activity coming to Santa Rosa County which will soon arrive with vigorous growth and riotous color. One herald for the landscape’s eruption is the awakening of thistles, native weeds entwined with many cultures reaching into antiquity.

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Seasonal visitors include ducks

North Florida in January can be cold, as recent weeks have demonstrated. However, by the standards of latitudes farther north in the United States (and Canada), the month can be considered quite balmy.

As such, those who reside in the seasonally frozen geographic regions are inclined to visit this state when circumstances allow.

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