When it comes to choosing plants for my yard, I follow my nose. And I have found nothing is more aromatically exquisite than the Osmanthus fragrans, tea olive tree.
The tea olive is a tree, reaching heights of 20 feet or more, but since it ... READ MORE
Horse owners have the utmost concern for their animals, and one of their top concerns is toxic plants. Florida’s tropical climate supports a variety of non-native, often tropical species that can cause toxicity issues for livestock. Producers ... READ MORE
Roller coasters, physics, and Disney World, oh my! Thirteen Clay County youth participated in the inaugural 4-H Roller Coasters & Physics Camp. Youth participants learned different physics and engineering design principles to build ... READ MORE
Florida is full of options for growing fruits at home and an often overlooked option is the pomegranate. Pomegranates are best adapted to a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. This does not match Florida exactly but ... READ MORE
Blueberries have a limited history mixology but there are several blueberry beverages out there. One common method of using blueberries in drinks is through muddling fresh blueberries in the bottom of the cocktail while mixing to add in the ... READ MORE
One key to success with growing blueberries is choosing the right blueberry varieties for your home garden. For Florida, choose varieties of southern highbush or rabbiteye types.
These are usually a bit harder to grow ... READ MORE
When people start to grow their own fruit in Florida, blueberries are one of my first suggestions because caring for blueberries is not that difficult if you prepare properly. Here are some tips to have healthy bushes and plenty of fruit to ... READ MORE
To be honest, I don’t each much fresh fruit. Growing up I actually cannot remember a time when I ate an enjoyed a fresh blueberry but now that I have some of my plants producing at home I look forward to every May and June. Also, now that ... READ MORE
It is very common to find your yard being dug up throughout the year in our area due to the nine-banded armadillo. This non-native mammal is searching through your yard, looking for insects and grubs as it creates its triangular shaped divots. ... READ MORE
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Master Gardener Volunteer training offered by UF/IFAS Extension Clay County.
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are educators who work alongside agents to deliver workshops, answer ... READ MORE