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Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training!  Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

Planning your Spring Vegetable Garden

Even though it is still the winter season in central Florida, it is time to think about what vegetables you will plant, grow, and harvest this spring.  Spring gardening in central Florida starts when the threat of frost… Read More

Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener January 2021

In January’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener, Wendy shares her new year’s gardening resolutions. This issue also includes information about removing problematic vines, sources for seeds, and more. And, we’re excited to continue the Florida MGV Book Club… Read More

Monarchs get all the love: How to increase butterfly diversity in your yard

When it comes to butterfly gardening, monarch butterflies seem to get all the love.  Monarchs are the butterfly “homecoming queens”! They are drama queens, too, as they lead fascinating lives of intrigue, participating each year in a miraculous-seeming… Read More

Saving up for the holidays

Throughout the year, I collect pinecones, acorns, grasses, and seedpods in my yard and on hikes (where permitted).  However, in the fall I really step up my activity.  Mother nature is drying some of them for me this… Read More

Bees and Wasps: What to know and when to be concerned

There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across… Read More

Gardening During the Pandemic: Finding a Refuge

Gardens have been associated with healing since ancient times, and people have long turned to gardens as places of refuge.  During these current days of health, economic and other concerns, the need for healing and refuge is paramount. … Read More

Caladiums: Big Color for Shady Gardens

Caladiums are tuber plants in the Araceae family, which are best known for their fabulous foliage.  Even if you have what is construed to be a “brown thumb”, you will be pleasantly surprised at the ease of the… Read More

Brahminy Blind Snake

Perhaps while working in your yard you have come across an animal that looked very much like an earthworm… but not quite… have you considered it might be a snake?  Next time, take another look.  If it is… Read More