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Better With Butterflies- New Blog Series for 2022


December 28, 2021

There are several reasons why life is just better with butterflies in it. Most importantly for the ecosystem, they are pollinators. Many plants require pollinators to reproduce and butterflies fulfill that roll as they gather pollen on their ... READ MORE

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Tags: Butterfly, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator

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

Crabgrass in St. Augustinegrass Lawns


June 1, 2021

One of the most common summer weeds we see in lawns in Florida is crabgrass. This grass really stands out with its spreading habit away from a center point, growing over the lawn, and is often hairy. There are actually a few different varieties ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: Clay County, Crabgrass, Florida, Florida-Friendly, Landscaping, Lawn, Pesticide, St. Augustine, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, Weed

St. Augustinegrass Seed? Can’t buy that.


May 25, 2021

Turfgrass can be tricky in Florida and at times, you may find some thin spots in your yard that you would like to improve. Originally coming from the Northeast, I remember throwing out some Tall Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass seed to accomplish ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscaping, Lawn, Seed, St. Augustinegrass, Turf

My Journey to Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 3: Plant Choices


April 23, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer This is part 3 of a series, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here Milkweeds In the design of my garden, I worked to develop it as a Monarch Waystation. This is a garden that ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Pesticide

My Journey to Becoming a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 2: The Life Cycle of the Monarch


April 9, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer So, as I said in Part 1 of My Journey to creating a monarch butterfly garden, we released about 25 Monarchs in the course of 4 months that first year. Those 4 months were the last ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Pollinators

My Journey to Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 1: The Butterfly Garden


April 1, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer It all started about 2 years ago when I told my husband that I wanted to build a butterfly garden. We took a large corner of our back yard and dedicated it to the project. We decided ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida-Friendly, Garden, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch

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