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Developer Pulte Homes Backs out of Douglas Estate Deal, But What’s Next for this Precious Native Habitat?

Conservation fans will be relieved to hear that developer Pulte Homes backed out of their contract to develop the Gladys Douglas Preserve, forty-four acres of precious Pinellas County habitat. This is a short term success for conservation, however, we must continue to keep close watch on the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County

Native Shrubs with Colorful Fall Berries

After a harsh Florida summer, my garden (and the gardener) can look a little tired. To perk things up a bit, I have begun planting native shrubs that produce fall berries. The berries add autumn color and interest and provide a valuable food source for visiting birds. There are many outstanding native

Make Your Own Plants from Seed

Here in Florida, autumn is a great time to start seeds. Seed starting helps you get more plants for less money and is a good way to acquire unique plants not available locally. Many seeds can be started outdoors, in the garden areas where they will grow. However, I have had the most success starting seeds indoors in containers and moving the new

Native Plants Steal the Spotlight At the New St. Pete Pier

If you would like to visit an outstanding native plant garden, look no further than the recently opened St. Pete Pier. The original site of a deteriorating concrete structure with a few surviving palm trees, the pier has been revitalized to include a marina, restaurants and stores, outdoor art, play areas for children, and the Tampa Bay Watch
The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.