The Foundation is dedicated to discovering and sharing best practices for establishing native Florida wildflowers across our landscapes. On this page we share what we've learned through funded projects, as well as point the way to excellent resources that can make your efforts bloom in any setting.
The 10 Easy Wildflowers
guide features easy-to-grow Florida native wildflowers for landscapes.
The publication appears in the Fall 2014-2015 issue of Guide for Real Florida Gardeners. Featured species include Gaillardia, Rudbeckia, Liatris, Coreopsis, Solidago, Monarda, Pityopsis, Salvia, Silphium and Helianthus.
In 2010, the Florida Wildflower
Foundation sponsored a six-page article
on growing wildflowers in the Association of Florida Native Nurseries annual retail catalog. This article covers all the benefits and strategies for creating a wildflower garden in your home landscape. The beautiful photography depicts the visual rewards of gardening with Florida native wildflowers. Download this article, and share it with other enthusiasts!
The Foundation actively seeks information on best practices in landscaping with Florida's native plants. These resources are provided by a range of public and private agencies to assist you in planning for and maintaining the most efficient and appealing landscapes. Check back often; the Foundation soon will be working on a technical manual just for your industry and will spotlight upcoming training opportunities throughout the state.
Throughout Florida, counties are resolving to take measures to protect and increase wildflowers. The resolution they adopted acknowledges native wildflowers’ environmental, historical and cultural significance while promoting their conservation through management practices – including reduced mowing that can save money. Learn how your county can resolve to protect wildflowers.
The Seeds for Schools grant program provides native wildflower seeds and learning resources to Florida elementary, middle and high schools. The gardens are exposing schoolchildren in Florida’s native flora and fauna while helping them to achieve state education standards. Learn more.
The Foundation brings the beauty of wildflowers to communities throughout the state through planting projects. Past projects added wildflowers to museum gardens, state parks, local preserves and roadways. Funds also supported landscape evaluation, demonstration gardens and important research on wildflower propagation and production techniques.
See highlights of a past project. To learn more about planting grants, click here.
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