THE NATIVE PLANT SHOW
Can’t find native plants in your area?
Keep asking your local garden center to carry more native plants. Demand is what help creates supply and you are part of
this very important equation. Share this guide with your retailer and tell them they can find wholesale suppliers of
Florida native plants at www.FloridaNativeNurseries.org.
Wish your landscape service used more native plants?
Send your landscaper to FANN’s annual Native Plant Show. And you can go to the show yourself. This education event
for industry professionals and the public showcases native plants and grower exhibits and provides practical, experience-based,
professional continuing education on how to use native plants. It’s the best opportunity to see the diversity and
quality of native plants now available in Florida, in one place. Landscapers can learn about plants they can
grow and use to develop a new and much needed service and expand their business.
NATIVE PLANT SHOW | visit www.nativeplanshow.com for details!
TIPS for your
C Take advantage of yard tours offered by your local Florida Native Plant Society
chapter or other conservation-minded organizations.
C Find a source for native plants and native planting advice. Develop a relationship
and evolve your yard over time, taking time to learn about the plants and how to
C Work with experienced native landscape designers who help can save you
money even when—especially when—you plan to do the installation and
C Hide wild areas or juxtapose them with
neatly trimmed borders to make your
intention—and control—clear to the
neighbors. Most people are unnerved
by woodsy yards and need to know that
you’re in charge.
Native plant profile:
A tough and drought-tolerant native
“sub-shrub” found in many coastal
areas of Florida. Can be kept to an
18-24" height and provides a nice
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