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
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
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
Welcome to our last butterfly blog of the year. This month I want to summarize all the things we have talked about in the last 11 blogs to encourage you to get involved in protecting these delicate creatures.
Butterflies are as essential ... READ MORE
It is winter and the temperatures are dropping, the holiday season is upon us, and citrus across the state is ripening on the trees. In this season of giving, have you ever noticed your backyard orange trees produce just too much fruit for ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list.
The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE
More than a big lump of knobs and juice, sweet corn is a favorite crop for residential gardeners in Florida. Being native to the Americas, this plant has become a staple of our diet and the centerpiece of a good backyard barbeque. With corn ... READ MORE