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Aug 03, 2020

Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening This is peak season for butterflies and now is a perfect time to set up a butterfly garden or add to an existing one. When setting up a butterfly garden you should endeavor to have an assortment of plants and always include both Host plants and Nectar plants. Host plants (such as Milkweed) […]

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Jul 27, 2020

Fungal Disease in the Garden

Fungus This is the time of the year when fungal disease becomes evident in the landscape.  Many customers come into the Garden Center with problem leaves that frequently are caused by fungus issues. Diseases can be difficult to identify for homeowners as the can mistake environmental problems or maintenance problems for a disease.  Some examples […]

Plant of the Week: Postponed Featured Image
Jul 20, 2020

Plant of the Week: Postponed

We will be temporarily postponing our Weekly Plant of the Week posts. They will return in the Fall!

Plant of the Week: Agapanthus Featured Image
Jul 13, 2020

Plant of the Week: Agapanthus

Agapanthus, sometimes called “Lily of the Nile” is a beautiful perennial that has strap type green leaves, that grow about 3’-4’ high and wide. Tall blue or white clusters of flowers tower above the plants on long stems. They make wonderful cut flowers. These flowers will appear in spring to early summer. Agapanthus grow well […]

Plant of the Week: Mandevillea Featured Image
Jul 06, 2020

Plant of the Week: Mandevillea

Mandevillea is one of the premier flowering vines with gorgeous large trumpet shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Mandevillea make a stunning statement on any trellis in a sunny area! It can easily be controlled as they are not huge growers. They also can be grown in containers with some sort of […]

Plant of the Week: Society Garlic Featured Image
Jun 29, 2020

Plant of the Week: Society Garlic

Society Garlic is a great plant to use as a ground cover when mass planted or as accent plants to provide a little different color and texture in your garden. Society Garlic, as you might expect from the name, does smell “garlicky” however it is a great plant to help deter “critters” such as deer […]

How To: Growing Palms Featured Image
Jun 28, 2020

How To: Growing Palms

How do palms grow? Many people who move to Florida want to have a palm tree in their garden- of course! Likewise, many people who do get palm trees in their garden- having moved from the north or wherever, don’t know much about palms and how they grow. This tutorial will help with that! Palms […]

Jun 26, 2020

Now Hiring: Maintenance Crew Team Member

Maintenance Crew Team Member, St. Johns County, FL VerdeGo is currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Maintenance Crew Team Member. This position works as a member of the team and is responsible for landscape maintenance and enhancement projects under the direction of the Maintenance Crew Leader, in the St. Johns and Duval County areas. […]

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Jun 25, 2020

How To: Lichens

Frequently, customers come into the Garden Center with pictures or samples of lichen they have in their Garden. Most often people think that the lichen is killing their tree or plant. This is NOT the case. Lichens are moss like organisms that grow on the bark and branches of trees or shrubs. They do not […]

Plant of the Week: Jatropa Featured Image
Jun 22, 2020

Plant of the Week: Jatropa

Jatropha is a beautiful, semi-tropical, flowering plant that becomes covered in masses of bright red flowers from spring to fall. This plant is extremely butterfly friendly- especially to Zebra Wing Butterflies. Although Jatropha can grow quite tall- even into a small tree, it can be clipped and kept managed at a shorter height. Normal heights […]