Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Home and Garden

Pasco County garden clubs and events


Butterflies and hummingbirds: A seminar hosted by the Hernando Extension, called "Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds," is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 20 at the West Hernando Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. Call Sylvia Durell at (352) 540--6230.

Good Bug, Bad Bug: Find out which bugs are good for your garden and which should be controlled at a Pasco Extension program from 10-11 a.m. March 22 at Home Depot, 10017 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Free. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

Flower shows

"Springs Eternal" Flower Show: The Dade City Garden Club's "Springs Eternal" flower show, bazaar and plant sale is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at the Dade City Garden Center, 13630 Fifth Ave., Dade City. Eighteen photographs by John Moran, whose work has been featured in publications including Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic and the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, will be on display. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to enter horticulture into the show. For information, call Jill at (352) 588-9688.

Plants and markets

Tasty Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in the courtyard at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main Street. Local organic growers sell seasonal produce and plant-based goods. The library also offers a seed exchange so gardeners can check out heirloom, genetically pure seeds from the library's seed catalog to start an organic garden. (727) 853-1265.

Fresh Friday Night Market, 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month at Railroad Square in downtown New Port Richey (on Nebraska Avenue between Grand Boulevard and Adams Street). The eclectic market features vendors selling produce, plants and specialty foods such as fish, meat, cheese, baked goods, jelly and jam, honey, nuts, coffee, ethnic food, light refreshments, and arts and crafts. (727) 842-8066;

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. (813) 994-2242;

Suncoast Co-op hosts a farmer's market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. Features local in-season produce, candles and locally-made products. The co-op also accepts orders for fresh, locally grown, chemical-free produce. Register at; orders may be picked up during the market, between noon and 2 p.m. (727) 271-2754.

Hernando County Farmers Market is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. Highway 19, Spring Hill. (352) 232-4241; hernando

Spring Hill Garden Club's Plant Nursery hosts plant sales from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays at 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive (four-tenths of a mile from U.S. 19). Browse or buy local plants and visit the nearby Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, called the "best kept secret in Hernando County," which is open daily from sunup to sundown. (352) 683-9933;

Garden tours

Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: Guided tours of the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, located at 1489 Parker Ave. in Spring Hill, off of Spring Hill Drive, are available for groups of five or more people between 9 a.m. and noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The grounds include 23 themed gardens, including the Rose Garden, Asian Garden, Memorial Garden and Butterfly Garden. Tours last approximately one hour and are free of charge. However, donations are greatly appreciated. Reservations are required. Call (352) 683-9933.