Copyright of Sharon’s Florida Copyright © 1998 - 2018 Sharon LaPlante
Florida is filled with beautiful native flowers, shrubs, trees, and vines, of all shapes, colors, and sizes.  Through the years I have found that using native plants can really save on landscaping maintenance and the pocket book.  I’m not a native plant elitist, by any means, and have plenty of non-native plants in my yard.  However, I am a lazy gardener and have found that using native plants as often as possible makes my life easier, not to mention the entertainment value of the wildlife that it attracts. If you’re interested in Florida’s plants and animals then you may find something useful within my site.  Butterfly gardening in central Florida can be as easy as learning to identify the plants used by our butterfly species for food, shelter, courtship and egg-laying.  Many plants, that most people consider weeds, are important butterfly plants and are totally free for you to use to create your own butterfly garden.  Read my article Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida to find out more and buy your copy of my Amazon Kindle book Central Florida Butterflies and Their Host Plants: A Complete List of Native Host Plants.  Attracting birds to your garden follows the same principles. Many plants that people have falsely labeled as weeds, or trash plants, provide the necessary food and shelter for Florida’s birds.  You don’t need to spend a fortune on landscaping to attract birds.  I bet you already have many native plants in your yard that the birds would love if you allowed them to grow to their potential instead of mowing them off.  Look through my article on Native Plants for the Birds and see if you recognize any of them in your yard. Thanks for stopping by,  Sharon Check out my new book at the Amazon Kindle Store!
Florida is filled with beautiful native flowers, shrubs, trees, and vines, of all shapes, colors, and sizes.  Through the years I have found that using native plants can really save on landscaping maintenance and the pocket book.  I’m not a native plant elitist, by any means, and have plenty of non-native plants in my yard.  However, I am a lazy gardener and have found that using native plants as often as possible makes my life easier, not to mention the entertainment value of the wildlife that it attracts. If you’re interested in Florida’s plants and animals then you may find something useful within my site.  Butterfly gardening in central Florida can be as easy as learning to identify the plants used by our butterfly species for food, shelter, courtship and egg-laying.  Many plants, that most people consider weeds, are important butterfly plants and are totally free for you to use to create your own butterfly garden.  Read my article Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida to find out more and buy your copy of my Amazon Kindle book Central Florida Butterflies and Their Host Plants: A Complete List of Native Host Plants.  Attracting birds to your garden follows the same principles. Many plants that people have falsely labeled as weeds, or trash plants, provide the necessary food and shelter for Florida’s birds.  You don’t need to spend a fortune on landscaping to attract birds.  I bet you already have many native plants in your yard that the birds would love if you allowed them to grow to their potential instead of mowing them off.  Look through my article on Native Plants for the Birds and see if you recognize any of them in your yard. Thanks for stopping by,  Sharon Check out my new book at the Amazon Kindle Store!
Copyright of Sharon’s Florida Copyright © 1998 - 2018 Sharon LaPlante