Garden Design

Upcoming home and garden events in Jax

Personal finance classes

Financial planning helps you determine your financial goals, create a plan to meet those goals and helps ensure that your money is managed well. Learn to take control of your money during a series of online personal finance classes hosted by UF/IFAS Duval County Extension beginning Thursday, Feb. 10 through Thursday, Feb. 24.

Two sessions are held each day, led by Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Natasha Parks, to discuss savings, credit repair, budgeting and more. 

Cost is $10 per class and some scholarships are available. Register on Eventbrite at to receive links to the Zoom classes and handouts. For further details, email or call (904) 255-7450.

Mega Open House weekend

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty hosts its popular Mega Open House Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21. The event offers open house viewings — in person and virtually — of the company’s available home listings.

Visit for a list of open houses, or check out the company’s Facebook page, @FloridaNetworkRealty, to see all of the homes featured virtually during the event.

For more information about the firm, visit

Online gardening education

Start your day with a morning of virtual gardening education hosted by the UF/IFAS Duval County Extension on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gardeners, landscapers, conservationists and all outdoor enthusiasts are invited to tune in for a variety of horticulture subjects.

Topics include seasonal nector sources for bees, new treatments for citrus greening and tips for growing tomatoes. An announcement on the upcoming vegetable sale will also be provided during the closing comments.

Cost is $7 per person, and the registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 25. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the following day. Register on Eventbrite at or call (904) 255-7450 for more information. 

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