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My Journey to Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 3: Plant Choices


April 23, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer This is part 3 of a series, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here Milkweeds In the design of my garden, I worked to develop it as a Monarch Waystation. This is a garden that ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Garden, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Pesticide

My Journey to Becoming a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 2: The Life Cycle of the Monarch


April 9, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer So, as I said in Part 1 of My Journey to creating a monarch butterfly garden, we released about 25 Monarchs in the course of 4 months that first year. Those 4 months were the last ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Pollinators

My Journey to Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 1: The Butterfly Garden


April 1, 2020

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer It all started about 2 years ago when I told my husband that I wanted to build a butterfly garden. We took a large corner of our back yard and dedicated it to the project. We decided ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Florida Friendly, Garden, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch
butterfly on orange flower

Successful Butterfly Gardening


March 24, 2020

Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting them to your yard. Here ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Caterpillar, Florida Butterflies, Milkweed, Monarch, Ocextension, Pollinators
Aphids feed on firebush leaves. Ladybug larva feeds on aphids.

Aaaahhhh – Aphids!


February 15, 2019

Aphids are a very common garden pest. They feed by piercing leaves and sucking out the juices. This can cause leaves to crinkle and curl, especially on new flushes of growth.   Aphids excrete a fluid that contains a lot of sugars. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: #ufbugs, Aphids, Beneficial Insects, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Milkweed, Monarch, Pest Management, Pests, Pollinator Gardens

Florida-Friendly Plants- Butterfly Milkweed


August 17, 2018

When it comes to weeds in the garden, I can't think of one more beloved by gardeners than the milkweeds and for good reason. With their beautiful flowers and importance to butterflies, it's easy to see why they are sought after and one of the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Asclepias, Butterfly, Butterfly Weed, Florida Friendly, Larva, Milkweed, Monarch, Native, Nectar, Tuberosa

Monarchs and Aphids Munch on Milkweed


September 21, 2015

Les Harrison is the Wakulla County Extension Director The cool evening and noticeably shorter days remind Wakulla County residents of the impending season change. The autumn equinox is a week away. One of the much anticipated events in fall ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Aphids, Bugs, Education, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Farming, Florida, Garden, General Information, Horticulture, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Migration, Monarch, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, The Wakulla News, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County Extension

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

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