I have received a number of orchid plants over the years. How many do I have now, NONE. I’ve been told that I kill them with kindness.
I usually receive one for Mother’s Day. First, I look at it with awe, I see it’s beauty and am ... READ MORE
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
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
That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because ... READ MORE
Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout ... READ MORE
Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place.
Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include:
• Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness Zone 9B)
• ... READ MORE
Turfgrass dominates Central Florida landscapes. The living green carpet provides plenty of benefits, but turf can be a thirsty bug buffet demanding time, money, and expertise. Did you know that we put more than half of our drinking water in ... READ MORE
While you are busy keeping the weeds from exploding out of plant beds and the grass is showing off how fast it can grow with lots of sun and adequate moisture, you may not notice those vines creeping their way to the tops of your shrubs and ... READ MORE
Written by Connie Gladding, Master Gardener Volunteer
Salvias are the quintessential flowers to attract pollinators to your garden which is ideal for the vegetable garden or fruit trees. Salvias range from 2 to 4 feet high and come in an ... READ MORE
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