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Bright red clusters of Penta flowers

Planting for Pollinators


June 29, 2021

Greener is not always better Yards with green grass and green hedges only, can make for a boring yard. Especially if they don't have anything blooming. There actually is a lot more to it than that. Your yard can be a complicated place with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bees, Birds, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardeners, Pollinator Plants, Pollinators
A Monarch Butterfly rests on Blue Porterweed inside a butterfly house. Photo by David Austin

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies


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

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