Soil! Does it sound fascinating to you?
Maybe it should. We take our soil for granted. We even call it “dirt”. But soil is actually pretty magical.
It is full of wonderful living microorganisms. They are microscopic, so we can’t see ... READ MORE
Stewardship of Florida’s Public Lands
Florida is blessed to have over 10 million acres of state-owned conservation public lands. Various state agencies, including the Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation ... READ MORE
Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond
It’s about time to start decking those halls! I love using natural materials and plants as holiday décor, and one plant known for merry and bright is the amaryllis. The amaryllis we buy for our ... READ MORE
Fall Wildflowers at Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve
By Walter Bryant, MGV
Any time of the year is a good time to visit the Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve but, in the fall, the native wildflowers blooming in the sandhills are especially ... READ MORE
When you hear “Florida-Friendly Landscape” what do you picture? Is it a well-kept design that fits in with the rest of the neighborhood or a wild and untamed eye-sore? Do you see an abundance of flowers and wildlife or a lot of weeds ... READ MORE
Dilemma: To Prune or Not To Prune in November!
Are you tempted to cut or pull spent plants that have gone to seed? Isn't a neatly trimmed bed delightfully satisfying and aren't you dying to clean it all up after the chaos of this mad, hot summer?
If ... READ MORE
People usually ask about planting a butterfly or pollinator garden in the spring, just before our weather turns hot and dry. October, though, is the best month for starting wildflower seeds, therefore it has been selected as Native Plant Month.
When ... READ MORE
Poisonous Plants in and Around Your Florida Home.
Disclaimer. The following information is intended for use in Duval County. Florida is a diverse state with different growing conditions. If you garden outside of Northeast Florida, check ... READ MORE
Placing the right plant in the right place is crucial for gardening success, especially in the challenging climate we have here. Most of us are familiar with plant hardiness zones but have you heard of heat zones?
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