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UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

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April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants
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Milkweed for Monarchs in Central Florida

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April 2, 2020

Monarchs are big, showy orange butterflies. Seeing one skip through your garden inevitably brings a smile to both young and old. How can we lure these beauties to our back yard where we can enjoy the lift they bring to our days? Planting butterfly-attracting ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Asclepias, Butterfly Milkweed, Caterpillar, Central Florida Butterfly, Host Plant, Larva, Monarch Butterfly, Native Milkweed, Native Plant, OE, Tropical Milkweed, Wildlife
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Gardeners Beware! Milkweed Toxicity

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October 22, 2019

As gardeners, we are aware of skin irritations due to contact from plants such as, Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum), and Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), found right in our Florida Keys backyards. But, the eyes, the eyes! Corneal Endothelial ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly Gardening, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Milkweed, Milkweed Toxicity, Monarch Butterfly
A Monarch Butterfly rests on Blue Porterweed inside a butterfly house. Photo by David Austin

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies

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September 11, 2018

By David Austin with co-author Master Gardener, Lesa Morey. Milkweed is food for butterflies Milkweed is a plant best known as a specific host plant sought out by certain butterflies; notably the well-known Monarch Butterfly and lesser ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterfly Gardening, Highlands County, Host Plants, Insects, Master Gardeners, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, PolliNATION, Pollinators, Queen Butterfly

Upcoming: Milkweed & Monarchs Workshop

April 27, 2015

Friday, May 8th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. we will be offering a workshop on the life cycle of monarch butterflies. The milkweed plant plays an essential part in the monarchs journey--without it, the butterflies would not survive. The amount ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bug, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Florida, Fun, Garden, General Information, Growing, Insect, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Milkweed, Monarch, Monarch Butterfly, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Plants, UF-IFAS, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

Update 2: Master Gardener Plant Sale

April 22, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, from 9am-1pm, the Master Gardeners will be at Hudson Park selling plants and answering gardening questions. This week, we will be featuring some of the plants offered at the sale. Today's featured plants are tomato plants ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bugs, Environment, Farming, Florida, Fun, Garden, Gardener, General Information, Grow, Growing, Insects, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Milkweed, Monarch, Monarch Butterfly, Monarchs, Natural Wakulla, Plant, Plant Sale, Plants, Tomatoes, UF-IFAS, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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