The Garden Plan

Spring is just around the corner, as winter never lasts for too long here in Florida, and as it is, I’ve been daydreaming and somewhat planning my garden for Spring.

The front bed will hold herbs for cooking, crafting, and healing, as well as offerings and ritual use, the side beds will hold FL natives and naturalized plants (some tropicals that I just have fallen in love with), and the back yard, well, that’s another story entirely.

For now I’m contemplating some of these beauties that are FL-friendly and can add to the foundation of a FL-friendly garden/landscape:

Acrostichum danaeifolium
Acrostichum danaeifolium–LEATHER FERN
photo of Callicarpa americana
Callicarpa americana–AMERICAN BEAUTY BERRY
photo of Codiaeum variegatum
Codiaeum variegatum–CROTON
photo of Gamolepis spp.
Gamolepis spp.–BUSH DAISY
photo of Hamamelis virginiana
Hamamelis virginiana–COMMON WITCHHAZEL
photo of Hamelia patens
Hamelia patens–FIREBUSH
photo of Hibiscus spp.
Hibiscus spp.–HIBISCUS (MALLOWS)
photo of Illicium spp.
Illicium spp.–STAR ANISE
photo of Sambucus spp.
Sambucus spp.–ELDERBERRY (SHRUB)
photo of Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia reginae–BIRD OF PARADISE
photo of Zamia floridana

Some grow slowly, and some more quickly, but I’ve admired these babies at garden centers (where available) and when searching through landscaping pictures on online resources. The bare bones of the yard and my other garden beds will be exposed between now and the middle of February, as I hope to get my fingernails filled with dirt, here, pretty soon.

What FL friendly plants (and natives) are in your gardens if you live here?

Author: lauryn jean

A freelance copywriter & content writer with my BA and daytime work experience in education, I have come to love my own unique journey with educating and writing using holistic & spiritual approaches. I am driven to create and provide these types of services to those I know who can benefit from what I have to offer. Whether it's developing a personally-tailored content strategy to connect businesses with their supporting clientele or teaching meditative practices to young children, I am in my zen place when working for something I feel is greater than myself.

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