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Native Plant Industry Retreat scheduled Friday, January 26, 2018 in Melbourne Beach

November 17, 2017

FANN and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation jointly sponsor this opportunity for FANN members, potential members and friends of the native plant industry to look ahead, “think different” and explore new ideas for advancement. We welcome you to this event […]

FANN 2017 Annual Membership Meeting at Perkins Nursery in LaBelle

November 16, 2017

FANN’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at Debbie & Danny Perkins’ wholesale nursery in LaBelle, Florida. Perkins Nursery is wholesale-only, has been producing more than 40 years and may be best known for ornamental quality […]

Native plants steal the scene at Landscape Show Redux 2017

November 7, 2017

FANN, our members and plants were the scene stealers last week at the FNGLA Landscape Show Redux in Orlando. Attendees snatched up new Native Plant & Service Directories and saw fantastic native plants offered by more than 20 FANN growers. […]

See native plants at the Landscape Show Redux – 2017

October 23, 2017

FNGLA rescheduled the Landscape Show for November 2-4, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, International Drive in Orlando. FNGLA calls it the Landscape Show redux and expects around 250 exhibitors and 5000 attendees. Registration is free for […]

12th Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival Call for Vendors

October 18, 2017

9:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, March 24, 2018 in beautiful Downtown DeLand, Florida Great opportunity to sell Florida native plants to a gardening public hungry for them. Just $60 for 10×12 space when you sign up by March 1, 2018. Inexpensive but limited […]

SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center is hiring again! October 2017

October 17, 2017

Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Landscapes & Garden Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services. The Native Landscapes […]

First Annual Texas Phoenix Palm Decline Summit Report

October 16, 2017

About a dozen horticulture industry professionals from around Florida gathered at Hurricane House on the University of Florida (UF) IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center (FLREC) campus in Davie, Florida on September 27, 2017, to hear Dr. Brian Bahder, […]

USDA disaster assistance workshops for growers statewide

October 16, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 – USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in 48 counties for growers and other agricultural businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma during the next few weeks. These workshops are […]

FANN members up and running post Irma

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma, September 2017 Most of us were very fortunate … Photos provided by Marc Godts, Green Isle Gardens. Where’s our cheap & reliable backup mobile portable solar power systems? 7 PINES NATIVE PLANT NURSERY: Dara Dobson says she has […]

September’s un-natural disaster: the Equifax data breach

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma may have distracted Floridians from following another major un-natural disaster: the Equifax breach of nearly half the nation’s most sensitive personal and financial data including social security numbers, birth dates, driver license numbers, financial accounts, you name it. […]