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gold.gif (861 bytes)Gifts for the Gardener a perfect IFAS publication by Tom Wichman, Sarah Graddy, and Emily Eubanks makes a few suggestions, and Leigh follows through with the right resources!

gold.gif (861 bytes)Florida Garden Finder
Check out our clickable map to the Gardens and Preserves, and Scenic Areas of Florida.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Gas up the car and take a trip to Fruit & Spice Park, the tastefully exotic place to savor tropical fruits, nuts, and spices from around the world. Located iin historical Homestead, Florida, the Park will answer your tropical fruit and vegetable questions by phone or e-mail..

gold.gif (861 bytes)Restoring McKee Botanical Garden
This article on the restoration of a once-famous jungle garden is illustrated with priceless photographs of Florida's past.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Our Directory of Florida Garden and Plant Societies-  Don't delay, join one today!

gold.gif (861 bytes)Information Tips for Florida gardening.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Butterflies and Birds Plants that make your Florida garden come alive!

gold.gif (861 bytes)Garden Zoology Encountering Florida's citizens of the outdoors.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Flowers It is actually possible to grow flowers in Florida.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Fruit Home cultivation of tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate fruits in Florida.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Vegetables How to grow your own vegetables in Florida.

gold.gif (861 bytes)Organic Go organic with these links to The University of Florida Institute of Food and Aricultural Science (IFAS) and beyond.

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Plumeria rubra "Frangi-pani" (not "frangi-pangi!") is a popular small  ornamental tree in South Florida. It is a member of the poisonous Dogbane Family, same as the Oleander and Allamanda, and should not be eaten.

- Photograph by Pietro Pavone. Used with Permission of the University of Catania Department of Botany



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What Garden Plants Grow in Florida?

Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow'
Burgundy Glow Ajuga

Ajuga reptans, is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers. This Ajuga is popular in Florida gardens, for shaded locations

Ajuga 'Bronze Beauty'
Bronze Beauty Ajuga
Performs well in tubs or mixed containers and makes a beautiful shade ground cover. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to Ajuga

Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
Chocolate Chip Ajuga
There is even an Ajuga hybrid for chocoholics

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