Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies
Written by Carin Ashman, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer
This month I want to address the spiritual aspects or symbolism of butterflies across world cultures. Because of their ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly, focusing this month on the pipevine swallowtail.
This month I want to talk about how to distinguish ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly.
This month I want to talk about how and what butterflies eat. With very few exceptions butterflies ... READ MORE
What’s grabbing my attention in the garden in March is lemongrass. Once again, it needs a haircut. It’s about four feet tall and just as wide. It’s looking like a long-haired hippy freak and needs a trim. I’ll take my loppers and cut ... READ MORE
Have you ever noticed that most butterflies have different patterns on the tops and undersides of their wings? The topsides are thought to be colored to attract mates and, in some cases, to warn predators. Since butterflies rest with their wings ... READ MORE
Today, more gardeners are utilizing gardening in containers.
One of the reasons is having a small outdoor space like a balcony or small patio or just to use a spot of color in a landscape. Other reasons can be lack of sun or shade or poor ... READ MORE
In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The
recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to
the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE
I have received a number of orchid plants over the years. How many do I have now, NONE. I’ve been told that I kill them with kindness.
I usually receive one for Mother’s Day. First, I look at it with awe, I see it’s beauty and am ... READ MORE
By Connie Gladding
January is the time to pick most of our citrus fruit from Navels, Satsumas, Key Limes, Grapefruit, etc. To be sure that your fruit is ready, pick a couple and taste
them. If they are nice and sweet, pick away, ... READ MORE
January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground ... READ MORE