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Today, garden trendy title theme countless television shows, magazines websites, designed provide viewers readers variety decorate interiors tend personal plot earth. fact there entire networks devoted topic bettering residence surroundings should confirm subjects have become extremely popular. But ago, families often lived together far longer today. I grew up way, every family member was responsible fair share tending both garden. My sisters would help fields, picking fruits vegetables sell serve at meals. Older kids charged taking homegrown produce farmraised hens market keep roof over familys heads, mom dad were overseeing bigger jobs, like building homes, barns sheds, cooking processing foods harvested land. In this, our Issue, we take deeper look into real meaning Y Publisher, Media 331 TOP GARTH FRANCIS BOTTOM LEFT COURTESY OF WALSH LANDSCAPING RIGHT KALYN BROOKE todays environment. According recent surveys, Americans planning spending 30 percent homes value when undertaking renovation, remodeling major home-improvement project year. 2010, number 25 percent. doubt, love nest, want comfortable surrounded beauty. Inside pages learn many house ensure flourishes beautifully. We understand how central overall well-being. if space few potted palms studio apartment half-acre covered huge, ripe tomato flowering bougainvillea, stories give new insights things also find great resources job done. Landscaping businesses can turn its time design foliage enhances choose right type turf. family-owned company celebrating three decades success island, which translates lot landscaping. So decorating flair matches individual style letting nature fill plate treasures outside house, Issue renewed passion abode grounds sits. Some back fondness simpler time, literally off hope do too inspires embrace appreciation cultivating edible reaping bounty. fresh, exciting ideas packed encourage overdue transform dreams. 9 Making Waves honor roll residents Floridas island coast who, everyday lives, community special. W CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT ALBERT D. HANSER Learning sail seemingly must ocean lovers, theres no better place Offshore Sailing School, years helping thousands cross seafaring activity bucket lists. school opened headquarters 1964 eight other sailing vacation commuter locations, anyone yearning master waves boat class. 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When started, level service, says founder co-chairman Albert Hanser, 50-year veteran investment banking industries. Now wonderful track record, but still pride service. clients larger organizations dont cant do. Our retention rate 98 lose clients. now more billion under management successful divisions Naples, Tampa Chicago. blessed quality people who work here, Hanser. And Hanser his ready support they call home. an event sponsor, he says. Were fabric community. background my father doctor, doctor. gave 239-472-8300, --Beth ROBERT MACOMBER CAPTIVA KAYAK CO. 11 115 comes conservation, islands ahead DR. RANDALL H. NIEHOFF Alerted Lee Countys projection development allowing 90,000 locals fought good fight incorporate as City 1974 control zoning, led creation Plan 1976. Nationally, environmental tide turned locally, riding own wave progress. Consulted cities worldwide, plan goals environmentally compatible growth assuring habitat humans, native animals land water private public entity partnerships ongoing even including provision affordable housing adequate infrastructure efficient preparation hurricanes. spirit geist zeit daily expression national movement marked annually because practice science ecology b exercise spiritual decision each life forms. It ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle physician Hippocrates laid foundation studies natural history two words oikos, means logos, study. Hebraic Biblical tradition first stated responsibility human beings earth dignity creatures. Professor Holmes Rolston III Colorado State University considered modern ecological ethics. He warns future depends cooperation between spirituality ... reason sciences inability teach us need know culture--which is, it. Here islands, home--and n Retired after 41 parish ministry, Dr. Niehoff wife, Marilyn, 22 grateful Gulf Coast. orty-four born April 22, 1970--the Day. Launched bipartisan effort, billed teach-in rare most-welcome political alignment across spectrum left right, poor wealthy, rural urban, organized groups grassroots individuals. quickly U.S. Environmental Protection Act December 2, 1970, followed Clean Water 1972 Endangered Species 1973. widespread flame concern fellow creatures kindled Rachel Carson her 1962 book Silent Spring. However, here Coast, sparks awareness glowing beginning 20th century, fanned folks following Teddy Roosevelt came fish used bully pulpit wildlife refuges. Many local erupted indignance slaughter waterbirds plumes, resulting enforcement game laws. Norwood Ding Darling winter resident campaigned tirelessly editorial cartoons protection conservation habitat. 1935 appointed head predecessor Fish Wildlife Service 1936 cofounded National Federation initiated Federal Duck Stamp program lobbied setting aside wetlands Sanibel. Inspired him, group determined islanders refuge eventually named assured reorganized SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation 1967, whose mission coastal habitats aquatic surrounding watershed. 33114 929 13 201 Artist entrepreneur Jean Claude Rog twists turns through talents DAVID ACEVEDO multitalented man well. From Pennsylvania moved Los Angeles, California, did first. ended moving Arizona while, returned Angeles again worked various nightclubs, adds Rog, embracing artistic skills while working set designer art director several years. During 1980s, artist landed contracts, MTV channel events, broadcasts commercial advertising. Although considers himself self-taught artist, optics Fresnel School Paris provided mechanics functionality, incorporates artwork projects. am quite sure why decided study optics, guess factor subject attracted French innovative Starfish Grille P ragmatic functionalism commonly seen sentence yet Parisian describes sculptural works. One clever body work, portrayal makes sense. Born Paris, France, 1956, path him United States younger former restaurant, me, comments native, uses creative approach culinary endeavors. 2000, owned operated posh Village Caf Captiva, Florida. cooking, wanted express it, enjoy producing being creative, reinvented 2001, opening Le Brasserie restaurant alongside business partner Gerard Pinault. bistrostyle became fresh seafood pates, maintaining steady clientele. Unfortunately, unexpected passing Pinault forced close 2005. submerged began experimenting metals, stone woods produced pieces ranging sculptures furniture combination both. His Cape Coral museum functional include beds, chairs, sofas, tables, 1136 AM PHOTOS JEAN CLAUDE ROG OTHER creates art, chairs sofas lamps tables. only aesthetically pleasing, functional. DESIGN STYLE THAT SEEMS TO FAVOR IS ART DECO. HIS CONCEPTIONS COMBINE VARIETY METALS WOOD STONE, PROVOKING SENSE WARMTH COHESIVE COLOR PALETTE THROUGHOUT COLLECTION. frames elaborate charging stands cell phones tablets. attention detail earned plenty fans. multi-talented. expresses does. Whether preparing presenting food placing metals form unique shape, both, Chris Whitaker, founding Fort Myers Blu Sushi Grille. team waiter conception exudes professionalism basis, concludes thankful Rogs presence business. Having traveled around globe, transcultural factors influence artists creativity. seems favor deco. conceptions combine wood stone, provoking sense warmth cohesive color palette throughout collection. This same found twodimensional works, carry colorful approach, similar structurally-symmetrical content. canvases handmade stretched himself. unlike traditional 15 To enhance Grilles dining room, blended watery hues elements sea. canvases, convex, concave, equilateral triangular shapes art-deco preference. layers. flat, dimension, points out referring constant use solid colored pronounced shading, fools eye seeing additional dimension vibrant paintings. works taken process days. home-studio Coral, bends hand, looking balance then conglomerates materials element. sews cushions heavy leathers plastics order match soften strong characteristics primary materials. small incorporated mechanisms ultimate marriage art. see reinvention. insatiable appetite motor keeps moving. surprise venture bearing signature arises. now, continues create follow instincts, done worldly influenced life. visual curator, gallery owner, arts writer current manager Union Studios Alliance Arts campus. degree Puerto Rico, Mayagez 16 17 hip decor wardrobe essentials, weve got scoop whats cool retailers. 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Later evening, Bisgrove smelled smoke. walked property searched could source smell. morning, awoke 630 a.m. panic sound smell fire overwhelming. ran siding engulfed flame. able stop before took whole house. replace something less potentially dangerous. excavator reservoirs Florida, winds substantial amounts dirt old shell. realized shell material--fairly indestructible, natural, noncombustible inexpensive--might solution problem. filtering shells uniform size, cleaned processed them. unappealing gray, so experiment dyes change appearance. After research, dye based completely nontoxic. claims bottom ponds aquariums. expand five standard offers--terra cotta, beige, dark brown sky blue--he Sherwin-Williams paint company. offer virtually 22,000 shades SherwinWilliams chart. examples specific areas flat black tie asphalt-paved tan beige colors, mixed mimic appearance river stones pathways patios light blues pool red browns blue lavender combined, soft, appealing above shows some product, matched nearly hue desired. THIS OPPOSITE PAGE COLORED SHELL MULCH WE PUT IT DOWN GOT SEVERAL PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO WANTED KNOW WHERE THEY COULD GET IT. --CHRIS CAMP, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, CITY CAPE CORAL setting. created residential trim building. material designs. Logos celebrate sports teams favorite icons. business, Mulch, caught includes such customers product landscaping parking areas, Promenade Bonita Bay, Iguana Mia well numerous Camp, maintenance Department Public Works, says, try products accent spaces Myers. 21 effort results can. approached salesperson, try. Camp department area citys downtown removed existing mulch. reddish color, areas. IM EXTREMELY PLEASED COLORED-SHELL MULCH. HAS REQUIRED ZERO MAINTENANCE, WHICH LOVE. --DR. ALAN TANNENBAUM, put down phone calls Camp. Its June last held well, appears durable, breaking Florida-ish kind Alan Tannenbaum another customer. owns Primary Care Associates charcoal-colored complements Award-winning authored articles lifestyle health, travel regional magazines, medical journals trade publications. 930 Coral. office rains, goes everywhere, Tannenbaum. Im pleased colored-shell required zero maintenance, love. 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Butterflies pollinators, brings beauty peace humanity. loved beauty, mystery metamorphosis, Gardens curator. metamorphosis begins egg four days caterpillar weeks, forms chrysalis lastly majestic butterfly, explains Price. wild, butterflys however, live months captivity. plethora plants, vines shrubs butterflies. youll them state, backyard. concentration setting, abundance places worth visiting, Eastern swallowtail American parsnip parsley celeryworm caraway worm. ANN MARIE OPHEL AN spectacular orange-and-black bestknown incredible journey north southern Canada south Central Mexico, distance long 75 bluish-black yellow spots orange eyespots wings, search wide, open nectar mates. story own. watch delicate flight gardens welcome visitors sit awhile observe exotic BETH LUBERECKI JAMES PRICE hectic butterflies entertain watch. BUTTERFLIES ARE LOVED THEIR BEAUTY, AS WELL MYSTERY METAMORPHOSIS. --JAMES PRICE, CURATOR AT CROOKED PROTECTING BUTTERFLY Laws exist safeguard butterfly. Learn visiting websites listed below. Schaus Miami Act. 2013, leafwing Bartrams scrub-hairstreak species added proposed endangerment, along 17,546 acres critical Southern species. fws.govendangered Butterfly Initiative organization dedicated threatened, endangered vulnerable North sustain focus recovery, research education. membership-based not-for-profit organization, Association increase enjoyment Estates, Calusa Nature Center Planetarium, Edison Ford Winter Manatee Park Sanibel-Captiva Foundation. total 187 state east Mississippi River. surprising wherever told, 20,000 world. ways, hosts lay eggs smartest way. If plant them, vary according Red, yellow, orange, pink purple blossoms typically attractive Milkweed, porterweed, penta, ageratum, lantana, verbena, pipevine choices, amateur lepidopterist, resides assists developing Park. Bodven welcome, appointment, tour conducts walks lectures Park, Rotary chapters Association. DAY PARK visit feast eyes. Estates 1815 Fowler St., 239-690-2359, Planetarium 3450 Ortiz Ave., 239-275-3435, Pelican Preserve 10571 Veneto Drive, 239-561-9560, 2350 McGregor Blvd., 239-334-7419, 10901 Road 80, 239-690-5030, Alien Private home, aviary 2108 St. Croix 239-694-2108 appointment Moorings 845 East 239-472-4119, 3333 Road, 239-472-2329, Clockwise top Mating fritillaries easily recognizable longwing passionflower longwing. addition planting butterflyattracting rest bask sun. gather wet sand mud, puddling, drinking water, extracting minerals damp puddles. moist coarse shallow Besides providing graceful flights, pollinate. Service, 77 pollinated animals--bees, birds, bats insects. butterflies, flying insect. OPhelan writes topics enjoys boating, tropical. 26 NICK BODVEN 1996, Governor Lawton Chiles designated longwing, Heliconius charitonia Linnaeus, states particularly insect, recognize elongated wings stripes. hardwood hammocks, thickets year-round especially Everglades. lays vines, primarily shade, pentas, porterweed jatropha. Spotting beauties thrill. 27 Apalachicola historic fishing village, kayakers dream, foodies more. NAN K. CHASE oaks line sandy streets, oyster shrimp boats unload catch docks, high grasses rustle delta osprey soar overhead. seasons weather mild. summer exposed barrier furnace pays ride bicycles beach fabulous stretches George short drive daybreak dusk, savor midday siesta. seafood, usually nearby waters hours earlier Franklin prodigious haul occurs freshwater River empties sheltered, saltwater Bay. town famous sweet, juicy wild oysters, much nations harvest 90 oystermen disposal 8,000 bars. big too, hard-shell crab considerable. Subject variations drought salinity, coming couple tough Apalachicola, summer, fall winter. surely spring. season, bustling port vast wilderness unforgettable journeys. Nicknamed Forgotten bulging cape 80 miles southwest Tallahassee features pristine wide River--home magnificent wildlife--and laid-back towns. Almost County, located, consists half million Forest alone, parks forests, refuges Hunting big, too. sheltered behind Vincent Refuge. Moss-draped Shrimp common sight edge town. PALMER PHILYAW LOU KELLENBERGER FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DINING APALACHICOLA MEANS SEAFOOD, USUALLY TAKEN NEARBY WATERS JUST FEW HOURS EARLIER COUNTYS PRODIGIOUS SEAFOOD HAUL OCCURS FRESHWATER RIVER EMPTIES INTO SHELTERED, WARM SALTWATER BAY. Bay ever restored conditions biologist Andrew Kane, highly resilient ecosystem potential rebound perspective Heres typical three-day visit. husband park car leave foot bicycle. stay, small, quiet Street Hotel Marina. 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Visit Thomas estates--they Stucky. country synonymous quality, integrity, true brand. settings, simply manufacturer, industry leader merchandising. rolled changed hands, ahead. By 2011, 1,200 employees debt. filing Chapter 11, sale liquidator approved federal court Tampa. 96 lost. 65,000, risen phoenix. Soon liquidation, Taiwanese longtime admirer brand Samuel Kuo, executive Samson Holdings, purchase intellectual assets intent reviving respect trade, saved manufacturers saving INTERNATIONAL 47 Steve Lush GOAL KEEP BEST OLD COMPANY, WHILE MORE RELEVANT TODAYS CUSTOMERS. --STEVE LUSH, PRESIDENT, Freelance Spiro spent career advertising companies. 48 Tapped Lush, fourth-generation veteran. couldnt happier. brand, here. goal company, relevant customers. continues. heavy, ornate, European-style prices. stuffy, beautiful, mind, area, Lush. are, be, design, communities in, Naples Sarasota. 49 birding near WILLIAM COX anibel observing birds birder list, photographer enthusiast, endless. Wading shorebirds, gulls, terns, waterfowl, diving prey bird beaches Bunche egret perhaps entertaining acrobatically chases fish. Other interest loon, red-breasted merganser, scoter, black-backed gull, long-billed curlew, whimbrel peregrine falcon. 240 explore. Must-see beaches, Pier, J.N. Refuge, Causeway Bailey Tract. rated S nation. Birds concern, oystercatcher, skimmer, pelican, tern, heron, piping plover, egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy tricolored ibis stork. chance redhead duck, horned grebe gull. eider--a sighting--has 2013 Causeway. Migrating grosbeaks warblers migration Lighthouse. Another Preserve. end Morris shorebirds wading low numbers. Due shore MUST-SEE AREAS INCLUDE BEACHES, LIGHTHOUSE PIER, DING DARLING WILDLIFE REFUGE, CAUSEWAY, BAILEY TRACT. RATED ONE BIRDING SPOTS NATION. falcons Ospreys, bald eagles, drawn whimbrel, marbled godwit avocet sandpipers allies. sport breeding plumages migrate grounds. Three Harns Marsh Lehigh Acres, Six Cypress Slough Cecil Webb Management located Tuckers Grade exit I-75 65,758 undeveloped expanse hydric flatwoods historically appeared result fires lightning strikes. federally red-cockaded woodpecker heard nesting cavity June. Reddish 932 bands roads run sandhill cranes nest adults escort foraging. birders Everglade snail kite limpkin forage apple snails. sora bittern birds. boardwalk travels forested wetland stopover migrating preserve vacationers expert birders. warbler goldenwinged warbler, preserves driving another, array fauna. difficult landscapes proximity Cox ecologist william happens 51 ED BROTAK 53 D o compost rather fertilizer kitchen yard waste answered yes questions, Star. never tried composting, learning inspire started. Composting breakdown organic microorganisms. composting Things die. rot. Eventually, use. natures recycling. Man 1900s, man-made fertilizers. nutrients did, Chemical fertilizers decades. wonder chemicals us. impacts waterways obvious remain push raise crops feed eat nitrogen carbon. Compost broken greens browns. Greens moist. fruit scraps clippings yard. Browns carbon drier. older leaves, cut twigs branches, paper, cardboard sawdust. Grattan crushed filters. Marks suggests collecting shops. ratio 1. avoid--animal meat bones. rats unpleasant foraging animals, Grattan. anything inches mass branch corncob, break down. possible, chop up. shredder Now, stuff year-round. fertilizer. Use instead chemicals. such. Organic thing. Composting, fertilize enjoyed popularity. soils sandy, retention, Ian Orlikoff EcoLogic, Naples-based consulting friendly approaches gardening. dirt, Martha Grattan, Native Plant Societys Coccoloba Chapter. breaks boosts nutrient levels soil hold moisture year, explains. Why recycled require landfill space. Youll waste, Phillip Marks, vice chairman Planning Commission gardener, coordinates island. Therell landfill. compost. And, Fortunately, Well, hot. Moisture concern. wet. rainy occasionally watered starter mix, contains microorganisms, speed cooler months. Sue Scott, Center, Landscapes, promotes vegetation, really due climate. cheapest method pile ground. Alternating layers process. build wooden box contain Wire bins purchased 50. Once collection results. Pay temperature, oxygen microbes happy. Heat component Ideally 130 150 degrees. thermometer yes, thermometers 54 840 seriously, double-bin composter flips applies Inset transformed 55 soil, particle size. Most recognizable. --Martha sale. Adding bring adding Turning fork implement week oxygen. weeks usable precautions pile. strongly buying composter. willing invest hundred dollars with, unit process, produces faster pay itself time. two-bin unit. chamber alone constantly material. stand ground, animal problems. rotated. day. thoroughly mixes aerates controls generates week. signals ready. aroma dirt. nutrient-rich humus additive potting container plants. earthworms Scott Earthworms hasten kids. vermicomposting. waste. wigglers African night crawlers collected bought. As castings again, Solid Waste Division, sells public. Keith Howard, deputy handful permitted 2009, county Landfill. combining trashwaste horticulture treatment residuals biosolids, Howard. Generally 12,000 tons detailed instructions consultants EcoLogic system fits needs. grows door compostable companies compost, collect products, finished laments Marks. educating key. minutes week, inspired Grattans advice fun, future. properly Well healthier. advises, Be stewards Brotak retired meteorology professor stay-at-home dad. western Carolina often. 56 933 Land California chapter 2003. developed Coast ever-growing landscaping, consisted roses. On encountered subtropical temperatures, fertile accustomed California. relearn knew so, sustainability bloomed. accident--all vegetation somehow survived prospered, position agriculture mind landscapers aware invasive exotics plant-removal doesnt builders developers. everyone gain Master Gardener Lecture Series presents Library. Thursday month November April, selects respected authors, educators consistently capacity, attendance. believes organism commitment survive. vital maintain land, reap come. Ive advocate generational Fifty-year-olds 30-year-old children same. Dont Mark calendar Series, resumes 2014. 57 1101 OPHELAN 121 speaking, verge drying out, circulation, dilute regular bugs snails, need. Epidendrum ilense Ecuador Stanhopea wardii downward spikes Vanilla planifolia Mexico vanilla flavoring. SELBY FESQ MOORINGS om Uhler fell orchid lovers Orchid Society received gift 2000. Dendrobium given housewarming present. survivors plant, Uhler. life-long obsession. 160 Cattleyas corsages bouquets, Dendrobiums largest genus world, Phalaeonopsis easiest Vanda showy fragrant flowers, genera. addictive, Uhler, members Society, meet monthly basis discuss obsess award-winning Grass Pink range Orange Fringeless flowers orange. colorful, delicate, exotic, fragile, mysterious orchids. fact, obsession captured book, Thief, Orlean. story, poaching Ghost Orchid, epiphyte featuring sepals network roots, book. gem generally August Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Naples. indeed. poinsettia. doubt popularity aforementioned attributes, adaptable savvy. intelligent Anita Force Marshall, gardener Botanical established 2009 resort, hibiscus, citrus, pollinators acrobatics pollinate Marshall. bees, wasps flies, utilize fragrance. IQ, ways. hunting, adoring turn, protects cares Dendrobiums, LaeliaCattleya, Vandas, Encyclia tampensis, Phalaenopsis botanical gardens. nurseries, Cattleya, Epidendrum, ones. Selby Gardens, seven-acre campus Gongora boracayanense Costa Rica. Cal Dodson, discovered 1977. prized beloved, parent hybridized versions readily commercially, Annelie Wans Plastic Doll, Bruce Holst, botany Gardens. resemble flight. Rica, else 2003 inventory remote cloud forest Orchidaceae, differ requirements. isnt one-size-fits-all trick determine deliver needs, sunlight An mountains Himalaya unlikely requires likewise likely survive say nothing flowering, 61 Botanists Rica Oncidium sphacelatum stalks flowers. example, light, whereas light. nurseries Sundance Bromeliads SunCoast Myakka requirements Plus, specialize, staffs knowledgeable contact society, conservatory, said basis. societies conservatories tours, classes. UF Extension resource questions. figure go--outdoors indoors--and offered space, purchase. thrive best. frost-free zone--zone 10a subtropical, USDA Hardiness Zone Map--orchids outdoors shady canopy evergreen preference mahogany trees, medium tree feet 50-foot spread trunk 4.5 diameter. Typically, tall. secure stretchy tape stability security need, 62 bloom planted pots. Of indoors choice. fawn sometimes, fragrance, windowsills, countertops amazing, patterns kingdom, fragrant. certain sweet. example Yosemite bog orchid, foul odor. purchasing ones Cattleya. grocery flower attractive. artificial Cattleya dependable growers relatively reflower, indoor locations. biggest decidedly showy, elegant offer. all, swamp bloom, spite leafless Fesqs Phalaenopsis, Oncidiums, Encyclias, Cymbidiums, Bulbophyllums Stanhopeas, others. Fesq favorite, admits, wardii, spotted boasted five-inch blossoms. 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Ridiculous lesson, sets, bloody marys. Sunday. Sunset, Wednesday Escaped sunset. Note self wait Heard bobcat Wulfert Remembering saw mama crossing SanCap babies her. brought water. Traded mangrove filets. iloveislandlife Craving Headed Caesar top. mad dash NW. Got galleries hit. GR finally Sanibel-- hooray vacation, Day-tripped Dali Museum. Wow Actually Bruno Mars Ocean yesterday. gonna Funny north, news seashell capital Baileys Olde today-- hadnt someone install front Chatted Cafe Amazing stopped hi. Town. Played hooky rented morning. Lovely paddle. Bird count high. spoonbill--score ILLUSTRATION DROTLEFF 149 105 123 TIMES FLORIDAS MAGAZINE VOL. NO. COLLECTING ORCHIDS DISCOVER NEW PERK ISLANDS TOTI_Cover_MJ14.indd TEAM DESIGNING OUTSIDE BOX Published 303 148

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