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Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale – April 4

Load up your wagon for the 12th annual Baker County Spring Garden Festival and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from local plant vendors, plus free kid’s activities, exhibits and more.  Visitors can also receive Florida-Friendly landscaping advice… Read More

Happy Birthday to…Florida!

Did you know that today, March 3, 2020, is Florida’s 175th birthday?  We know Florida is pretty special and a great way to celebrate, is to get outside and explore and appreciate all that Florida has to offer! … Read More

Golden Bamboo – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Golden bamboo is native to china and is actually a member of the grass family! Golden bamboo was originally introduced to the United States to be used… Read More

A NOT so Friendly Native Plant: Heartleaf Nettle or Fireweed

As a sixth generation Floridian, I encourage people to plant and protect native plants. Native plants are critical to our native pollinators and other wildlife. However, one winter afternoon as I strolled through my yard, I bent down… Read More

Wild Weeds – Cherokee Rose

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Cherokee Rose Rosa laevigata The Cherokee Rose is native to China, Taiwan, Laos, and Vietnam. It is a beautiful evergreen shrub that prefers to climb. Often you will find Cherokee Roses… Read More

Red Berries for Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations can be made from many different kinds of greenery and berries. Instead of buying fake plastic decorations, consider growing your own. You won’t find fresher greenery at a better price than the trees, bushes and vines… Read More

UF Study: Wildflowers on Golf Courses Help Pollinators, Save Resources

A new study from the University of Florida/IFAS shows that planting wildflowers on golf courses not only benefits pollinating insects but also saves time and resources. “Putting wildflowers on golf courses to help pollinators isn’t a new idea…. Read More