Monthly Archives: March 2022

Saturday Sip & Shop Events

Earth Works Gardens hosts Jacksonville’s Saturday Sip & Shop gardening events each week during Spring 2022. Are you looking for a place to take your mind off of all the stress of the week? Relax with a drink while you shop and find your Happy Place at the corner of Beach and Kernan. Don’t miss […]

Jacksonville House Plant Social 2022

Earth Works invited all plant-loving gardeners in Northeast Florida to our Jacksonville House Plant Social held on Friday April 22, 2022. The event was billed as your opportunity to learn tips and tricks to green up your thumb and get exclusive event savings while mixing and mingling with fellow plant geeks. Matthew Barlow gave a […]

Water Lilies Add Beauty And Ecological Benefits To Ponds

Water lilies add beauty and ecological benefits to ponds and have been of cultural and religious significance for thousands of years. Water lilies were depicted in the art of the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and among the images of gods worshiped by the Mayans of Central America. Water lilies have symbolic meaning in Christianity, Hinduism, […]

March Container Gardening Recipe

Our March Container Gardening Recipe is Colors For Peace and you don’t have to wait for your sunflowers to bloom to show your colors of support! Try this sunny yellow and blue container garden recipe. These springtime favorites are in bloom at the garden center right now. And for your landscape, Blue Plumbago and Lantana […]

The Sunflower Story

In the news today is the sunflower story as a symbol of hope, unity, and resistance although the sunflower has a long history of cultural meaning. This sunny annual garden favorite has meant many things to many cultures throughout the centuries and worldwide. Today it is gaining deeper meaning from our solidarity with the Ukrainian […]

Florida: Land of Flowers and Koi Predators

Florida is Spanish for “land of flowers” and for koi hobbyists, it also represents a land of abundant predators. “I never had a need to keep koi,” said Jan Brown, past president North Florida Koi Club. “I wanted to grow water lilies. I did grow water lilies. I also grew designer mosquitoes and here’s where […]

Why Freeze After Warm Days Are Bad For Landscape

Northeast Florida gardeners are rightfully concerned for their lawns and gardens over a freeze after warm days close to Spring. For days the Earth Works Garden Center staff has been busy implementing steps to protect new blooming Spring plant deliveries from cold temperatures. “Plants need to leaf out as early as they can in spring […]

March Lawn and Garden Tips 2022

March brings Spring, warming soil, longer days, and a return to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 13, a week before the first day of Spring on Sunday, March 20. Our last frost and freeze days are likely behind us. Gardeners in Northeast Florida must stay prepared for late-season cold fronts while going ahead with […]