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Amaryllis for the Holidays and Beyond 

November 15, 2023

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

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Amaryllis Blooming Cycle, Amaryllis For The Holidays And Beyond, Dormancy, How To Force An Amaryllis
Do not prune in November, the plant is still feeding creatures.

Don’t Do It! The Late Fall Duval Gardeners Dilemma.

October 24, 2023

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? Wait! If ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Azaleas, Camelias, Dogwood And Redbud, Flowering Trees, Hydrangea, Pruning, Scale Insects, Winter Pruning
Butterfly Gardens, wild flowers and meadows

Butterfly Gardens, Meadows & Wild Flowers; October is Native Plant Month

October 20, 2023

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Bidens-Spanish Needles, Butterfly Gardens, Sandspurs, Wild Flowers And Meadows, Wildflowers
Poisonous plants in Jacksonville, fl


October 17, 2023

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Angel Trumpet, Baneberry, Cardboard Palm, Carolina Jessamine, Castor Bean Plant, Chenille Plant, Chinaberry, Coonties, Copper Leaf, Croton, Crown Of Thorns, Devil’s Backbone, Gloriosa Lily, Golden Dewdrop, Hawaiian Ti, Milkweed, Ornamental Pepper Plants, Plumeria, Poinsettia, Pokeweed, Sago Palms, Star Jasmine, Yesterday-today-tomorrow
Growing Blueberries in Jacksonville FL

Growing Blueberries in Your Jacksonville Backyard

May 22, 2023

The blueberry bushes planted at the Duval County Extension office are chock full of berries just about to ripen.  I can hardly wait until I am able to snack on some as I work.  If you also love these sweet little berries, you should incorporate ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Blueberries For Florida, Blueberries In 9a, Blueberry Growing In Jacksonville Fl, Native Blueberries, Rabbiteye Blueberries, Southern Highbush Blueberries

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