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Better with Butterflies: The Monarch

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November 12, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pollinator, Pollinators

Starting over from scratch – the Florida-friendly landscaping™ way!

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November 10, 2022

Post-hurricane our landscapes are blank canvases awaiting renewal and reinvigoration.  What better time to explore the Florida- Friendly Landscaping™ manner of gardening!   Our yards are merely small models of the outside environment.  ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Low Maintenance, Natural Environment
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' and Black Eyed Susan

Pollinator Plants that Survived Hurricane Ian

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October 12, 2022

In our area of Polk County, Hurricane Ian produced Category 1 winds and associated rainfall.  Local flooding and loss of power were experienced by many.  And yet there is hope in a garden, and one local garden filled with pollinator plants ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg

Better With Butterflies- The Cabbage White

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October 3, 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 each month, focusing on the cabbage white this October. Butterflies are harmless to other animals and ... READ MORE

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

Better with Butterflies: Buckeye

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September 6, 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 each month. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators

Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 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. Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the gossamer winged, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

Plant Sale- August 6th, 2022

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August 5, 2022

Many butterfly and pollinator plants will be available at the 2022 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday, August 6th from 7:30am to 12 noon. Consider the possibilities of developing a butterfly garden and attracting ... READ MORE

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

Wild About Florida Native Plants – Firebush

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August 1, 2022

Why am I "wild" about Florida native plants…….because they are the original settlers who came from all  over the world and found a home in Florida.  They decided that Florida was the perfect place to call home.  Native plants are a good ... READ MORE

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

Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!

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July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

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