Sowing seed at the appropriate time of year is one of the factors critical to successfully establishing a native wildflower/grass planting. This factsheet shows the recommended sowing dates for north, central and south Florida based on the estimated occurrences of the ideal combinations of soil temperatures and rain most likely to promote germination, emergence, and…Details
Guide to over 70 wildflowers, shrubs, vines and grasses that are native to Florida and work well in home landscapes. Helps in selection of plants that are suitable for geographic location, soil and light conditions. Also helps in choosing plants based on color, season of bloom, and type of pollinators attracted. Download here.
3-page insert in the AFNN Guide for Real Florida Gardeners with information on 16 proven performers.
Community Butterflyscaping: How to Move beyond Butterfly Gardening to Create a Large-Scale Butterfly Habitat
Butterfly gardening and watching continue to grow in popularity as more people plant butterfly-attracting plants in their yards. Community ButterflyScaping is a broader concept that embraces Florida-Friendly Landscaping(TM) practices within communities and seeks to connect people with their landscaped and natural surroundings. Suggested citation: Malone, K. C., Wilber, W. Hansen, G., Daniels, J. C., Larsen, C.,…
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Sunflowers (Helianthus sp.) in the home landscape
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata) in the home landscape
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Silver-leaved aster (Pityopsis graminifolia) in the home landscape
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Silphiums in the home landscape
A rich source of close-up photos of seedlings of common species of native plants to aid in identification species. Pennies are used to show size comparisons. Descriptions are also included.
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) in the home landscape
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Rudbeckias in the home landscape
2-page information sheet on the planting and care of Salvias in the home landscape
24-page booklet featuring planting and caring guides for 10 species of Florida native wildflowers, as well as information on the bees and butterflies that they attract and support.
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.