Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Duval County Extension Newsletter for April

The Duval County Extension Newsletter for April is now available.  Check out what's happening next month.  Please note workshops and classes require pre-registration and/or payment.

April 3 - 9:30am - Noon - Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop ($45)
April 5 - 10am - 2pm - Master Gardeners Clinic
April 12 - 9am - Noon - Canning Class ($20 / person)
April 16 - 9:30am - 12:30pm - Spring Gardening Workshop ($5)
April 28 - 6-7pm - Gardening Class - Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs

More information can be found on the newsletter, website, or call 904-255-7450.

Happy Spring and gardening!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bumblebee Clean Up Day at Mandarin Community Club

The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club held a clean up day in our sister organization Mandarin Community Club's Billard Park at 4 p.m.,  March 12. Work was done to the butterfly garden and surrounding grounds including weeding, planning and mulching in preparation for the Mandarin Art Festival. Volunteers were welcomed and encouraged to help these fine young people with this service projects.

Thank you again to Mrs. Wanda Bosworth and the Bumblebee Circle.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society Annual Show and Sale
In honor of our beautiful city, The Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society will hold its show and sale, entitled River City Violets, on March 28-29, 2014 at the San Jose Church of Christ in Jacksonville (in the Family Life Center Fellowship Hall). The church is located in the Lakewood area, at 6233 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32217.  This show will be judged by the standards of the National organization, African Violet Society of America (AVSA.ORG).

Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Society Annual Show and Sale

Friday     March 28, 12 - 6
Saturday March 29, 10 - 4
San Jose Church of Christ
6233 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville Fl  32217

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Phone:  (904)  536-4182

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Jacksonville Orchid Show

Attention orchid lovers!  The Jacksonville Orchid Show is back this weekend, March 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville (1005 Riverside Avenue).  Admission is free but donations are accepted and encouraged.  There will be lots of orchid vendors all over Florida at this event, along with an orchid clinic for re-potting needs or Q&A from experts.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jacksonville Rose Society Meeting - Tonight

Mike Shoup of Antique Rose Emporium
Image source: Today's Garden Center
The Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas is famous for leading the charge for bringing easy care old garden roses to the forefront of today’s home rose gardening.  Admission is free & open to the public.

Tuesday, March 4th, 7:00 p.m.
Topic:  Antique Roses
Special Guest Speaker:  Mike Shoup, Owner of the  Antique Rose Emporium

Garden Club of Jacksonville
1005 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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