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Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Florida – The Land of Flowers Ponce de Leon named Florida in 1512. “La Florida,” he called this land, Spanish for flowery, covered with flowers, or abounding in flowers. Yet our landscapes of today are mostly green masses… Read More

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea

When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it’s hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia).  Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. … Read More