More than a big lump of knobs and juice, sweet corn is a favorite crop for residential gardeners in Florida. Being native to the Americas, this plant has become a staple of our diet and the centerpiece of a good backyard barbeque. With corn ... READ MORE
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
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
The Inevitable Pests
It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE
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
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
When you hear pumpkins you may think of fall, Halloween, and cooler weather. To enjoy all the goodies that pumpkins give us like pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie it first begins with a seed. I personally enjoy pumpkin spice latte. Regardless ... READ MORE
July is one of the hottest months of the year. As a gardener, you may be questioning what to plant in this heat. Let me give you a suggestion, ornamental peppers. Hear me out! Ornamental peppers are excellent bedding plants for hot weather conditions ... READ MORE
Longer and warmer days are here, it must be summer! There is so much to love about this season. Schools are out, the ocean is warm, and the roads are slightly less congested. If you’re feeling stuck on ideas for things to do this summer, try ... READ MORE