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August 9: Acanthostachys through Wittrockia! The #USF   #BotanicalGardens   Plant Shop and local bromeliad growers present our annual #Bromeliad  Bash.  More information at the link below. #USFBG   #TampaBay  
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March 22, Tampa Bay Orchid Club Auction at #USF   #BotanicalGardens   . Free parking and admission. #orchid   supplies available. Directions: http://gardens.usf.edu/visit/  #USFBG   #TampaBay   #horticulture   #TropicalPlants   #FloridaGardening  
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Feb 15, Building Your Hive (class 2 of 2.) These #beekeeping   sessions emphasize hands-on learning in #USFBG   #apiary   and focus on the best management practices for keeping #honeybees   happy and productive. More info after the click. #USF   #BotanicalGardens   #apiculture   #bees   #TampaBay  
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PDF version of the "Edibles to Plant in January" infographic from Florida Master Gardener Program http://mastergardener.ifas.ufl.edu 
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"The first few 'talking tree' papers quickly were shot down as statistically flawed or too artificial, irrelevant to the real-world war between plants and bugs. Research ground to a halt. But the science of plant communication is now staging a comeback...."
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Butterfly, Herbs and Native Plants Fair

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, June 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday, June 15
9:30 am admission for USF Botanical Gardens members both days

Admission for the event and botanical gardens is $5 for the general public. USF Botanical Gardens members and children under 12 are admitted free. Free parking.

► Butterfly Gardening and Herb growing tips.
► Vendors will be selling butterfly plants, herbs and native plants.
► Children’s Activity Area 

Workshops Saturday:
• Native Plant Talk at 11:00 am
• Butterfly Garden tour and talk, Noon
• Beekeeping Intro Talk at Noon 
• Growing Herbs at 1:00 pm

USFBG contact information:
• Phone: (813) 974-2363
• Online: http://gardens.usf.edu/ 
• Directions & info: http://gardens.usf.edu/visit/

#USF   #BotanicalGardens   #butterfly   #herbs   #nativeplants    #gardening   #horticulture   #butterflygarden   #ButterflyPlants   #TampaBay  
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Ruby throated #hummingbirds   have started making landfall along the Gulf coast.
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Epiphytes live on moisture and nutrients in the air. They are not parasitic and use other plants as an anchor.
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Conservationists have planted milkweed, a favored food of the butterfly, along migratory routes where natural habitat has been plowed under for crops.
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"A sunny, warm winter day in north Texas. Caterpillars are munching away in the greenhouses which is where I saw this monarch caterpillar displaying some interesting behavior. If you'll notice, the leaf is hanging down from the plant. Monarch caterpillars often "notch" a leaf to slow down or stop the flow of the sap. This allows them to eat without gumming up their mandibles and it also reduces the toxicity of the meal."
A sunny, warm winter day in north Texas. Caterpillars are munching away in the greenhouses which is where I saw this monarch caterpillar displaying some...
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The mission of the Botanical Gardens at University of South Florida is to foster appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of our natural and cultural botanical heritage through living plant collections, displays, education, and research.
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