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Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy


January 27, 2021

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed to find something I could control. With ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Featured, FFL, Florida Yard, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Garden Therapy, Jennifer Hagen, Landscape Design, Lee County, Native Landscaping, Pollinators, Right Place, Right Plant, Sustainable Landscaping, UF-IFAS, Water Efficiency, Wellness

Drought Tolerant Superstars!


April 1, 2020

By Sara Weber Is it ever going to rain again? It’s been weeks, feels like months, since we’ve had a good, steady rain. As I was hand-watering some of my more finicky garden lovelies, I glanced around my yard to take note of what I haven’t ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Beach Sunflower, Blanket Flower, Drought Tolerant, Gaillardia Pulchella, Helianthus Debrilis, Low Maintenance, Mimosa Strigillosa, Powderpuff Mimosa

Florida-Friendly Plants- Oakleaf Hydrangea


July 25, 2018

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. With ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Florida, Florida Friendly, Hydrangea, Low Maintenance, Native, Oakleaf, Shade, White Flower
variegated flax lily

Q: What can you tell me about the green and white flax plant I keep seeing pop up all over town – even in commercial sites?


July 18, 2017

A: I believe you are referring to variegated flax lily, Dianella tasmanica variegate. The most important factor of this plant, and probably why you are seeing it everywhere, is its drought tolerance. Plus, it is not picky about the light conditions ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Dianella Tasmanica, Drought Tolerant, Variegated Flax Lily

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