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Welcome and thank you for visiting Central Florida Gardener. Florida is a unique state in which to garden. It can be frustrating but also rewarding for gardeners who persevere. This blog was created as a resource for Florida gardeners, both new and experienced, in search of information specifically for Florida gardens.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Kudos to Stetson University

This old and beautiful 174-acre university in Deland is going "native!" The Stetson University's Native Plant Initiative is slowly, but surely transforming the flora on campus into native species. Their Web site includes lists (with plant requirements) of the native palms, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, vines and groundcovers they are planting. Also, is a list of references and links, plus a slide show of 10 landscape photos. Check it out, and see for yourself what a beautiful job they are doing. Hopefully, more universities, homes, shopping centers and office complexes will follow their example. Great Job!


kate said...

Hi Susan,

I was having fun looking through your various blogs. Have you seen www.gardenrant.com? There was a post recently about bringing together regional sources for gardeners. You might want to get in touch with them, since you have done much of this work for Florida.

Susan said...

kate...thanks for the info. I'll check it out a.s.a.p.