Places for South Florida Gardeners to visit
for information and entertainment
Sources of Information
Starting out online
The Weather Channel http://www.weather.com
Florida Gardener http://www.floridagardener.com/
Florida Plants Online http://www.floridaplants.com/
www.Learn2grow.com, a new do it yourself Web site created by national garden experts. The Web site features personalized gardening tips and information based on geography, gardening courses designed for beginners as well as experienced gardeners, and much more.
Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC ) http://regionalconservation.org/
NatureScape Broward http://www.broward.org/naturescape/
A DIFFERENCE IN THE ENVIRONMENT - GOING GREEN
Making a Difference in the Environment:
The Garden Web at http://www.gardenweb.com/
Garden Net Guide to Florida Gardens http://gardennet.com/GardenGuideBook/fl.idc
MyGarden.orgTThe social network for garden lovers.
GardenHere - The Friendliest Home Gardening Community on the Internet. We make it easy to trade plants, seeds and flowers. Forums, Auctions, Zone Lookup, Chat, Calculators, Plant Encyclopedia and much more.
FAIRS, which stands for Florida Agricultural Information Retrieval
System, has been one of the Top 5 Southern Gardening links since the beginning.!
How to Start a Vegetable Garden- by Garden Guru Tim Graham
How To Start A Garden (6 Steps And 30 Tips) - By Angela Ross
How to Start your own Lawn Care Business
|SITES THAT WILL
ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
Do you know what wildlife species are in danger of extinction in your county? The Florida Extension Service http://www.wec.ufl.edu/Extension/ has that information and a lot more including the steps to take for creating a wildlife habitat in your backyard.
If you ever wondered what wildflower was blooming in that vacant lot check out the photos at Florida Wildflower Showcase http://www.flwildflowers.com/and you'll learn to call it by name.
If you'd like to join a garden club visit The Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs at http://www.ffgc.org
East Everglades Orchid Society Whether you want to extend your knowledge about a specific genus or get somebody else's opinion on pesticides, visit the Orchid Culture section of this site for thorough and simple to follow instructions.
How do you pick an Easter Lily...dye eggs the natural way...care for your house plants? Kristine Maher shares her 30 years of Master Gardener experience and allow users to interact at Plant & Gardening Tips
Butterflies and moths of North America [New Window] http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org has Information on species of butterflies in North America with photos, checklists, distribution maps, aids to identification, and references.
suggested host plants and more: http://browardbutterflies.org/index.htm
Richard Lyons' Nursery - http://www.rarefloweringtrees.com
The Celebrating Wildflowers Coloring Book-the scientific and common names of Native Plants http://www.aqd.nps.gov/npci/color/index.htm
The Florida Wildflower pages http://www.flwildflowers.com
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS) http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herbarium
ISB: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants-Maps http://www.usf.edu/~isb/projects/atlas/dic-bc.html
|Florida Plants Online
United States Department of Agriculture: PLANTS National Data
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council http://www.fleppc.org
The Florida Center for Environmental Studies:
Gardino Nursery www.rareflora.com a nursery in South Florida that specializes in growing a wide variety of rare and unusual plants. Their site also contains lots of useful information on a variety of tropical plants (over 500 varieties) and a gardening guide.
- Shop for Koi, aquatic plants, and pond supplies at Loch Ness Water
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control:
Fairchild Tropical Gardens http://www.ftg.org
The Wildlife Care Center http://www.wildcare.org
State Parks and Botanical Gardens
Big Pine Key
Bahia Honda State Park
Botanical Gardens of Bonita Springs (in
Deerfield Beach Arboretum http://www.treezoo.com/
Fort Lauderdale Area
Bonnet House http://www.bonnethouse.org
Butterfly World http://www.butterflyworld.com
Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary
M.E. DePalma Park
The Morikami Museum of Japanese Culture
Rare Fruit &
Vegetable Council of Broward County
Edison-Ford Estates http://edison-ford-estate.com/
Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford Winter Homes
2350 McGregor Blvd, , Fort Myers, 33901
Fort Pierce Area
Heathcote Botanical Gardens
McKee Botanical Gardens
Biscayne National Park http://www.nps.gov/bisc/
Everglades National Park http://www.nps.gov/ever/
Fruit and Spice Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Audubon House and Gardens http://www.audubonhouse.com
Bahia Honda State Park
Dry Tortugas National Park http://www.nps.gov/drto/
Ernest Hemingway Museum
|Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
1 Free School Lane 305-294-0015
Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park
West Martello Gardens
Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens
Barnacle State Historic Site
"Doc" Thomas House and Environmental Center
Fairchild Tropical Garden http://www.ftg.org
Garden of Our Lord
Gardens and Cloisters of the Monastery of Saint Bernard
|Japanese Teahouse and
Watson Park (across MacArthur Causeway) Miami
John C. Gifford Arboretum
Merrick House and Gardens
Naples Botanical Garden (in development
- opening fall of 2003) http://www.naplesbotanicalgarden.org
Big Cypress National Preserve http://www.nps.gov/bicy/
Palm Beach Area
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Cluett Memorial Gardens
Mounts Botanical Gardens http://www.mounts.org
The Society of the Four Arts http://pbol.com/4arts/main.html
Fern Forest Nature Center
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens http://www.selby.org/
Sarasota Garden Club
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
The American Hibiscus Society: http://www.trop-hibiscus.com
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs: http://www.ffgc.org
Audubon Society: http://www.audubon.org
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera Home Page: http://www.troplep.org/atl.htm
The North American Butterfly Association: http://www.naba.org
National Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org
Association of Florida Native Nurseries: http://www.members.aol.com/afnn
Florida Native Plant Society: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fnps/fnps.htm
Other Related Environmental Sites
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: http://www.aphis.usda.gov
Pesticide Information (University of Florida, IFAS Pesticide Information Office): http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/links.htm
Florida Environments: http://www.enviroworld.com
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (University of Florida, IFAS) : http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.educ/
South Florida Water Management District:
Don't go on vacation until you've
checked out this site!
Bench is white cedar and was made by the fine Italian Craftsmen
Jesse Durko’s Nursery
5151 SW 70th Avenue, Davie, 954-792-2297.
This fine nursery specializes in crotons, 50 varieties of bamboo, heliconias and gingers, desert plants, flowering trees and shrubs, ornamental grasses, old roses, and butterfly plants. Jesse Durko brings them back alive on collecting trips around the world searching for new ornamentals for Florida gardens.
Trinity Churchside Gardens
24 SW 10th Street, Fort Lauderdale 954-768-0403
This garden is open weekends from 9-5 on Saturdays and 10-5 on Sundays.
This nursery features native plants, crotons, tropical fruits, and plants used in home medicine. A great place to find the unusual. David Mclean has been collecting plant rarities for years. Classes, nursery and garden club lists, and a newsletter are available.
Garden Gate at Sears, north side of Sears at the corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road in Pompano, new phone number is 954-783-GATE. This unique nursery specializes in organic products for pest control and fertilizer. The nursery emphasizes native plants, water gardens and supplies, butterfly gardening supplies, orchids, and garden ornaments. Owner Donna Torrey writes for the Pompano Pelican and the nursery website is www.donnasgardengate.com
Wonder Gardens at Sears
west side of Sears at the corner of Broward Blvd. and University Drive in Plantation, 954- 370-2872.
This full service nursery specializes in tropical fruit trees, bonsai plants, rare tropical plants, hanging baskets, vines, orchids and house plants. Decorative items include garden furniture, metal trellis for vines, decorative garden items, soil, fertilizer and pesticides, and personal attention. Owners Roxie and Lenny will help with garden questions.
1142 SW First Avenue
Pompano, 954-782-0741, 1-800 - 432-8332.
Winn Soldani is the man on hibiscus locally. He has grown fancy hibiscus for over 25 years and his plants have graced Longwood Gardens, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, and other hotels and gardens over the world. These plants have blooms from 7-9inches across and come in a myriad of colors and flower types ranging from singles to blooms with layers of petals. Win ships plants around the world but local gardeners can make an appointment to see the plants. Call Winn for an appointment and visit his website at www.fancyhibicus.com
Natural Selections Exotics
1401 SW 1st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-2428. Enid and Sam Dolan are plant collectors whose nursery is open Friday and Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 12-5. They ship many plant rarities throughout the country in pots ranging from 4inches to 1 gallon. Larger material is available at the nursery. The nursery features 165 varieties of ginger and ginger relative, flowering shrubs and trees, aroids, bat plants, rare gardenias, rainbow gum and weeping blue ginger. Visit their website at www.NSExotics.com to see their range of plants available.
Dania Beach Watergardens and Gifts www.dbwatergardens.com
400 South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, 954-920-0321
Hours: Tues 12:30-5, Wed-Sun 9-5
Dania Beach Watergardens and Gifts offers a complete line of water garden products including plants, pools and ponds, fountains, garden sculpture and benches, metal pergolas and trellis, and bamboo and bromelliads.
The gift shop housed in the historic 1924 Frost home offers a complete line of gift items for the gardener including bamboo screens and windchimes, interior fountains, books, artwork, and much more. This is the most original gift shop I have visited.
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