Post last updated: October 3rd, 2018
The Mandarin Garden Club is again cranking up their social calendar after taking the summer off. Who wants to garden in the heat and humidity of Florida? I consider myself saintly to even do maintenance during the summer.
Tuesday, September 15, the Dogwood Circle met and I went because they had Terry DeValle, the Duval County Extension Agent, speaking on “Color in the Landscape (Attracting Birds, Bees, & Hummers)”. She offered an informative slide show on flowers and small shrubs that thrive in Northeast Florida.
The Duval County Extension always assumes you buy starter plants at the nursery which has forced me into backyard science experiments in growing flowers from seed. It has been hit or miss, for sure. I wish they offered a list of annual and perennial flowers that grow here in Northeast Florida but, to my knowledge, they do not.
As a reminder, the Mandarin Garden Club is a public garden open to anyone, unless it is closed for a private event. They like to keep a count of visitors so don’t forget to sign in at the glass fronted wooden box.
A rain storm was brewing and the wind made it hard to take photographs but I got a few: