Vegetarian Awareness Month is celebrated in October of every year and serves to promote awareness of vegetarianism and its associated benefits. With the growing popularity of plant-based diets, there's a natural curiosity among individuals about ... READ MORE
Having A Variety of Flowering Plants Increases Pollinators in Your Garden
The spring-like temperatures bring us hope and excitement of new planting opportunities. Wandering around my yard yesterday, I saw bees buzzing around my azaleas, camellias ... READ MORE
Your home is one of your largest financial investments. Have you ever done a risk assessment to determine how affected our home or landscape would be if a wildfire was nearby? Florida is prone to lightning strikes which can ... READ MORE
Why celebrate bees?
Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops. The crops pollinated ... READ MORE
Celebrate Earth Day with Native Coreopsis Flowers
North Florida is bursting with blooms for Earth Day. The dazzling display of yellow Coreopsis flowers across fields and along roadways are complimenting the beautiful array of pink and purple ... READ MORE
My oak trees have been dropping leaves like crazy this fall and winter. WooHoo, free nutrients for my planted shrubs and perennials. I created large plant beads so the leaves can drop in and provide a mulch layer that decomposes ... READ MORE
How to recognize it:
Dollarweed is a moisture-loving plant that can be hard to manage in lawns and landscape beds. Also know as pennywort, Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.), is a warm-season perennial weed. It is named because of its silver-dollar-shaped ... READ MORE
Woolly Bear Caterpillar
For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3" long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was and could they touch it? ... READ MORE
October in North Florida is alive with the buzz of bees on a variety of flowers. Including a petite silver plant with white flower clusters. Know by many names as Fragrant cudweed, Rabbit tobacco or Sweet Everlasting, this plant's botanical ... READ MORE
Real butterfly gardeners have plants that looks like they have had a fresh shave with only a few stems sticking up. It is amazing when your plants are full of leaves and then within a couple of days, they are almost completely defoliated.
Diversity ... READ MORE