Tag: native plants

A few tips on including flowers with wildlife value in your yard

Creating a maintaining a landscape that attracts desirable wildlife, such as bees, butterflies, and birds, is easy to do.  Follow these simple tips to get started! 1. Start small – and have a bit of a plan. Gardens evolve… Read More

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale / May 11, 2019

Join us for our annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. until Noon.  These are all plants started and nurtured by our Master Gardeners in their greenhouse and propagation grounds.  We will have native… Read More

Gardening for Pollinators Class

Learn which plants and gardening techniques will attract the greatest number of pollinators to your garden. Topics will include attracting butterflies, bees and native pollinators, nectar and host plants, native bee nest boxes and more. $10 per person…. Read More

April showers…?

What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”   Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won’t go away. Too often, the phrase “drought-tolerant” immediately conjures up… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

Wildflowers, What’s Blooming Series: Carnivorous Plants

While most plants get eaten by bugs, these plants do the eating!  In this issue of Wildflowers: What’s Blooming, we explore native carnivorous plants of Florida.  These special plants obtain their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals (typically… Read More

Illinois pondweed: A native aquatic plant we love to hate

Illinois pondweed (Potmagoeton illinoensis) is a Florida native aquatic plant that provides valuable aquatic habitat and forage for wildlife. Additionally, pondweed can act as a pioneer species in recovering lake ecosystems, increasing dissolved oxygen levels and helping anchor… Read More