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Big Hort pundit calls for more useful plants (like ours!)

March 9, 2017

Horticulture trade press pundit Allan Armitage says “the thrill of new plants is fading” (thank heavens) and that we need to start focusing on more plants with purpose. He calls for “better” pollinator plants. Well we have the best pollinator […]

Florida law proposed to do away with municipal regulation

March 9, 2017

Legislators are contemplating passage of a bill that would prohibit local governments from regulating businesses unless specifically granted the right to do so. Existing regulations would expire in 2020. This would impact all local (city/county) regulations governing businesses, including local […]

Pollinator Survey for Retail Horticulture Professionals

March 6, 2017

Respond before the end of March 2017 and be entered into chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Carter Westerhold, a Master’s student of Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is conducting a survey to gauge the knowledge horticulture […]

FNPS publishes beautiful new landscaping brochures for 6 regions of Florida

January 24, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society has published six beautiful new native landscaping brochures for the Northeast, North Central, West Coast, Southeast, Central and Panhandle regions of Florida. The brochures organize photos and landscape information for 60 plants according to light […]

Welcome new FANN members January 2017

January 24, 2017

FANN welcomes the following new members to the native plant industry: Kathy Mease, Km Mease Landscape Designs, providing residential landscape design and installation services to Jacksonville and Duval County residents. Kathy is certified with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation updates 2017 plans

January 24, 2017

The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation Board of Directors recently approved an updated mission and vision statement as part of their strategic planning for 2017-2018 programs supporting strengthening and expansion of the native plant industry. The foundation is working on student […]

New Flip My Florida Yard episode features FANN and native plants

January 24, 2017

The Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is taking on TV to reach the masses and stimulate greater demand for native plants for sustainable landscapes. The foundation Board of Directors recently voted to sponsor a special “Where are they now?” episode of […]

FANN now licensed to provide continuing education for Community Association Managers

December 16, 2016

FANN is proud to announce that we are now a licensed provider of continuing education for Community Association Managers (CAMs). We’ll be working to provide CAMs with classes at the 2017 Native Plant Show. What’s a CAM? CAMs are the […]

FANN members elect 2017 Board of Directors

December 16, 2016

Members elected our new Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting held Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at the SCCF Bailey Homestead in Sanibel. 2017 Board of Directors President: Roger Triplett, Green Seasons Nursery President-elect: Bruce Turley, Wilcox Nursery & Landscape […]

Native Plant Industry Retreat a fine time in Sanibel

December 16, 2016

Thirty people joined FANN and our newly launched Native Plant Horticulture Foundation in Sanibel Friday, Dec. 9, for the first ever Native Plant Industry Retreat. In addition to FANN leaders and members, our group included Lisa Roberts, Florida Wildflower Foundation […]