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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. Keep in
mind this is merely a compilation of my articles,
photos, videos, and such, and not an encyclopedia ...
although I wish it were ... maybe one day ... I can
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
to find out more.
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 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
for the Birds
and see if you recognize any of them
in your yard.
Please take a minute to look around and see what
you can find and thanks for stopping by.
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