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Matthew McFall 2017 North Florida Landscape Award Winner

April 17, 2017

Matthew McFall 2017 North Florida Landscape Award Winner FANN Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition 2017 Untamed wilderness is a phrase commonly associated with western frontiers and mountain ranges, yet many Floridians are unaware of the untouched beauty that is our […]

Bryan Pepper 2017 South Florida Landscape Award Winner

April 17, 2017

Bryan Pepper 2017 South Florida Landscape Award Winner FANN Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition 2017 Bryan Pepper’s ECO-TONOS Conference Center design is based on the concept of the ecotone, a point where two natural communities meet in tension. Eco-tonos is […]

Andrea England 2017 Central Florida Landscape Award Winner

April 9, 2017

Andrea England 2017 Central Florida Landscape Award Winner FANN Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition 2017 Andrea’s Meadow Trail, an upland hiking trail, is a naturalistic planted area supporting a variety of pollinators with a diverse combination of native grasses and […]

Tampa Title 1 high school needs plants & gardening tools

March 13, 2017

Hillsborough County Leto High School Science Teacher Sean Murray is seeking to inspire Florida-friendly landscaping on the school campus and seeks donations of native plants including cuttings or seeds if appropriate as well as mulch, sea shell gravels, usable old […]

Consumer trust in science, PIE Center survey

March 13, 2017

Because scientists speak in numbers, graphs and jargon, they can have trouble communicating scientific findings to a lay audience. University of Florida researchers Drs. Alexa Lamm and Joy Rumble questioned a representative sample of Florida residents to determine level of […]

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Sustainable Landscape Maintenance

March 13, 2017

Past FANN President Terry Godts sat in on a webinar presenting the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program and is excited for the potential for Florida and FANN. The CBLP certification program was created to reduce nutrient flows into the […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation funds TV show

March 13, 2017

The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated to making communities sustainable by expanding the availability of native plants and native plant professionals, has sponsored an all native episode for the new reality TV series, Flip My Florida Yard, […]

Ashe Magnolia a winner thanks to Leslie Pierpont

March 9, 2017

Leslie Pierpont, former owner of Native & Uncommon Plants and a former FANN member who successfully transitioned her business to the next generation, Alfred and Leslie Romeu, has successfully lobbied to have our beautiful native Ashe Magnolia named 2017 Plant […]

Straight species vs. native cultivar, the questions continue

March 9, 2017

Great to see Big Hort media like Ball Publishing drawing attention to this topic that we’d love to get loads more info on– whether cultivars reduce the ecological and wildlife function of native plants, or not. This article highlights research […]

Do you grow garden-center “fat plants” ?

March 9, 2017

Debbie Hamrick, editor of the NewTerrain newsletter (functional plants, functional landscapes), wrote an interesting article focused on a favorite mostly wholesale native nursery in her backyard, Carolina Native Nursery. The nursery seems very similar to many of ours, perhaps with […]