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Friday, October 30, 2009

Florida Garden Blogs

Fortunately, I just keep coming across more and more Florida gardening blogs. It seems we Florida gardeners were a little slow to start blogging but we’re picking up steam now. Here’s a mixture of 10 very different blogs.

Gardening Under the Florida Sun - The title grabbed my eye immediately. It does make it sound so romantic doesn’t it? Although there’s nothing romantic about gardening in Florida in mid-August :-). Dani, the owner of this blog, grows some great looking vegetables in her central Florida garden.

John’s Bromeliads - If you love bromeliads this is the blog for you. John’s got a wide variety in his Gulf Coast garden and tons of photos on his blog.

Northeast Florida Paradise - This Jacksonville gardener is stretching the limits - but very successfully, I might add - of growing tropical plants in northeast Florida.

I Like Rare Plants - Eric in south Florida has a hankering for the rare and exotic tropical beauties. You can even purchase seeds from his stock.

Liz and the Professor - Her subtitle “ Life is a Breeze in the Florida Keys” says it all. Gorgeous and colorful photos.

Faithie P - Faith who lives in Clearwater is taking a different approach to her garden blog. She’s documenting all the new stuff she learns about gardening in central Florida.

My Edible Yard - Ara is growing and sharing information on her south Florida organic urban kitchen garden.

The Dirt - Co-writers Penny Carnathan and Kim Franke-Folstad of the Tampa Tribune keeps readers posted on the latest “garden” happenings in the Tampa area with their humorous posts.

Florida Friendly Plants - Riverview Flower Farms keeps gardeners updated on the latest and best producing plants for Florida.

Tom’s Digs - Tom MacCubbin, retired Orange county extension agent, continues to mentor central Florida gardeners with some of the best plant information around.

If you’ve got a Florida garden blog that’s not included on our list, please leave a comment with a link, so we can include yours as well.


Dani said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Susan! :)

Susan said...

Dani...You are very welcome! :-)

Kristen said...

Hi Susan, here are three more Florida gardening blogs that are mostly specic to butterflies.

Tales from the Butterfly Garden: http://lepcurious.blogspot.com/

My Florida Backyard: http://myfloridabackyard.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth's Secret Garden: http://elizabethssecretgarden.blogspot.com/

Rick Brown said...

Thanks for the plugs. Sorry I missed you at the field trip. I was a hot day.

Susan said...

Kristen...Thanks so much for the additional 3 blogs. I will add them to the list.

Rick...I am sorry I missed the trip, too. Next time I will make it no matter what. I heard it was great!

Penlyn said...

I'm working backwards here, but that's only because I found your blog intriguing enough to return to after I'd commented on Graceful Cottage Gardening.
So you have visited The Dirt! I hope you'll soldier through our antiquated software next time and post a comment. (You can always call me if you have a problem (813) 259-7612)
We plan another tour of Rick Brown's flower farm in April - his biggest production month. Date TBA.