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Organic Gardening Series: Pest Control and Succession

Learn how to use beneficial pest and companion planting to minimize the effects on your crops. We will discuss alternatives to using chemicals in dealing with common Florida garden pests. 

Camellia Care and Propagation Workshop

Saturday, March 22, 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.

The beautiful camellia blooms that you see from October to March at Mead Botanical Garden and throughout Central Florida are the result of plant care that begins each Spring. At this workshop, you'll learn from the experts of the Camellia Society of Central Florida what it takes to achieve fabulous blossoms, glossy green leaves and healthy bushes. These are the same folks who help care for the camellias at Mead Garden with fantastic results!

Organic Gardening Series: Planning and Planting

Florida has a very unique planting and growing season. Our fall and spring are our best growing seasons, yet we can still grow 365 days of the year. In this class we will discuss seasonal planting in Florida, succession planting, perennial gardening, and bio-intensive gardening to maximize space and minimize watering. There will be a hands-on demonstration of planting container gardens for your backyard or balcony. You don’t want to miss this class.
 
Saturday, March 15 12:30-2pm

A Great Day for Ducks!

Thanks to you and the other great Sponsors, "The Great Duck Derby" was a great day for ducks!The rain held off until 12:30, giving us enough time for the Sponsor Duck Race and one little duck race. Then one hour later, those hardy souls who stayed in the spirit of 'duckness,' raced one more little race. We had a great day! Click here to see a photo gallery of the day!

 

Robins, robins, robins!

If you like robins, this is the time of the year for you. They showed up a bit later than usual this winter, but they are here now in large numbers. Flocks of robins can be seen all over Mead Garden. Look for them especially around the camphor trees. They are fond of the berries. You may also see some cedar waxwings feeding around those trees.

Here's a couple of robin facts:

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