Category: Horticulture

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies

A Monarch Butterfly rests on Blue Porterweed inside a butterfly house. Photo by David Austin

By David Austin with co-author Master Gardener, Lesa Morey. Milkweed is food for butterflies Milkweed is a plant best known as a specific host plant sought out by certain butterflies; notably the well-known Monarch Butterfly and lesser considered… Read More

Garden Festival is replacing the Master Gardener Plant Sale

Garden Festival and Plant Sale They say time flies while you’re having fun. This may explain why the Garden Festival feels like it is coming so quickly. Yes, the Annual Plant Sale, which comes on the 3rd Week… Read More

Florida’s Weather is right for growing vegetables

Lots of red tomatoes

Florida grows great vegetables Florida’s great for growing vegetables, really it is. We rank second only behind California for vegetable production in the US. One thing that sets us apart is our mild winters. It’s because of this,… Read More

South Highlands Agriculture Tour should have something for everyone!

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 – Southern Highlands County Agricultural Tour – 7:45am… Read More

2018 Highlands County Agricultural Tours

An assortment of Florida grown agriculture commodities, including tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus. Photo taken 05-09-16.

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Northern Highlands County Agricultural Tour – 7:45am… Read More