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Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies


May 31, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

Better with Butterflies: Pipevine Swallowtail


May 9, 2022

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

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Moth, Swallowtail

Better with Butterflies The Cloudless Sulphur


April 21, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Buttefly, Butterflies, Caterpillar, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

Herb Stories: All About that Lemongrass


March 21, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Herb, Herb Garden, Lemongrass, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer

Better with Butterflies: The Giant Swallowtail


March 4, 2022

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

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Swallowtail

Herb Stories: Basil in Winter


February 11, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022


November 30, 2021

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

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Herbs, Hydroponics, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Orchids, Workshop

2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale


July 12, 2021

The UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners host their annual plant sale Saturday August 7, 2021 from 7:30 am to noon outside at the Extension Office 2463 SR-16 West in Green Cove Springs (next to the Fairgrounds). Free parking and cash/ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Florida-Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Sale

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