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Better With Butterflies: The Atala

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August 19, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators, Wildlife

Plant Sale- August 6th, 2022

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August 5, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Monarch, Native, Pollinator, Pollinators

Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!

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July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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