Aline Clement taught children and their families what kinds of peppers will grow well, even in Florida’s summer heat on June 17. Did you know that these hot Summer days are not the time to plant your peppers? Aim for cooler Fall weather to give them a good start!

After a fun round of pepper tongue twisters, Aline showed off some selections from her own garden and spoke on each one. Children then planted a seed to take home and grow, made a pepper-themed art project, and tasted some pepper-themed snacks like homemade jelly!

The Garden Club of Jacksonville thanks the Wildflower Circle volunteers that helped with this program.

Aline Clement has been a master Gardener for 16 years. In that role, she helps conduct Florida-Friendly Yard Reviews, providing feedback on how homeowners can incorporate more of the nine Florida-Friendly principles in their landscapes. Aline also writes for the Master Gardener Volunteer newsletter “Roots to Shoots.” She has judged the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Horticulture Show three different times. For about seven years, she chaired the Garden Club’s annual Horticulture Show held in conjunction with the Flower Show and Home Tour.


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