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Native Landscape 101

If you’re just getting started with native plants, its important to have the tools and resources to help you succeed. There is an incredible amount of information about native plants; where they grow naturally, the conditions they need in a landscape setting, and what plants they pair well with. Fear not, as there are plenty of sources at your fingertips to help you succeed! Look for these:

  • Reputable local nurseries that specialize in native plants
  • County IFAS extension offices
  • Online resources such as IRC or FANN
  • Local meetings of organizations like the Florida Native Plant Society

Native Plants: What you NEED to know!

Using native plants can pose some challenges for a new garden, and the expectations of a native landscape can be quite different from that of a traditional exotic landscape. This video gives you a breakdown of those expectations and how to separate traditional landscaping values from native plants.

The BEST place to get started is nature: Bonner Park tour!

The best indicator for what plants grow well together and what conditions they need is nature. Going to parks or preserves and observing the natural landscape is a great place to get ideas for your landscape. Clumping species that grow in similar conditions is just one of the techniques to make sure your native landscape thrives and looks amazing! Check out our video tour of Bonner Park and the plants you can find there.

Put the pieces together and you’ve got a native landscape!

Once you start learning the plants and techniques, you’ll be ready to bring everything you’re learned together to bring your landscape to life. 

Its not all just about the birds and the bees, though they are incredibly important; a landscape is also the reflection of the homeowner and what they like. So don’t be afraid to use the plants that you think are fun and interesting and use your imagination to create the landscape of your dreams.

Check out or first landscape tour below to get some inspiration on your native landscaping project!

Native Plants: What you NEED to know!

Using native plants can pose some challenges for a new garden, and the expectations of a native landscape can be quite different from that of a traditional exotic landscape. This video gives you a breakdown of those expectations and how to separate traditional landscaping values from native plants.

The BEST place to get started is nature: Bonner Park tour!

The best indicator for what plants grow well together and what conditions they need is nature. Going to parks or preserves and observing the natural landscape is a great place to get ideas for your landscape. Clumping species that grow in similar conditions is just one of the techniques to make sure your native landscape thrives and looks amazing! Check out our video tour of Bonner Park and the plants you can find there.

Put the pieces together and you’ve got a native landscape!

Once you start learning the plants and techniques, you’ll be ready to bring everything you’re learned together to bring your landscape to life. 

Its not all just about the birds and the bees, though they are incredibly important; a landscape is also the reflection of the homeowner and what they like. So don’t be afraid to use the plants that you think are fun and interesting and use your imagination to create the landscape of your dreams.

Check out or first landscape tour below to get some inspiration on your native landscaping project!