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Climbing Aster – Aster carolinianus

Climbing Aster (Aster carolinianus aka Symphyotrichum carolinianum) The  climbing aster is one of many asters  in Florida.  In fact there are 440 different asters in Florida with 331 of them identified as native plants!  The climbing aster is really… Read More

Fringetree – Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe Tree or Old Man’s Beard (Chionanthus Virginicus) is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3A to 9B. Fringe tree is a native plant through many states, as well as Florida in North and Central Florida.  It can reach… Read More

Success Story: FFL Demonstration Garden in Orange County

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown Orlando, with an estimated one… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… fetterbush and other native plants

By Susan Hutson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles help us achieve beautiful, health lawns and landscapes that help to protect our natural resources rather than drain or otherwise damage them. And prominent among those… Read More

Milkweed for Monarchs in Central Florida

Monarchs are big, showy orange butterflies. Seeing one skip through your garden inevitably brings a smile to both young and old. How can we lure these beauties to our back yard where we can enjoy the lift they… Read More