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Florida Native Plant Society. Heartland Chapter Serving Polk County http://heartland.fnpschapters.org/. Pink Muhly grass and Coontie . A carefree combo. Need a Reason to Plant Natives?. Here’s a good one:

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Florida native plant society

Florida Native Plant Society

Heartland Chapter

Serving Polk County

http://heartland.fnpschapters.org/


Pink muhly grass and coontie a carefree combo

Pink Muhly grass and Coontie.A carefree combo


Need a reason to plant natives

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Here’s a good one:

Heat and humidity, freeze and frost, dryness and drought will pose little problem for your plants

www.fnps.org


Add natives to your landscape

Add Natives to Your Landscape


Heartland chapter florida native plant society

Heartland ChapterFlorida Native Plant Society

Welcome to our meeting!

Please enjoy the snacks


Transform ugly grass to native oasis

Transform ugly grass to Native Oasis


Need a reason to plant natives1

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Check out this one:

You'll be preserving Florida's unique natural heritage

www.fnps.org


Remove exotic invasive species like queen palms

Remove exotic, invasive species, like Queen Palms


Heartland chapter invites you to join

Heartland Chapter Invites you to Join

Not a member? Join!

Our membership forms are at the back of the room.

Or join online at

www.fnps.org


Coral honeysuckle climbs the fence and feeds hummingbirds

Coral Honeysuckle climbs the fenceAnd feeds hummingbirds


Need a reason to plant natives2

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Here’s one:

Birds, butterflies and other wildlife will be attracted to your garden

www.fnps.org


Pollinators love bee balm monarda punctata

Pollinators love Bee BalmMonardapunctata


Florida native plant society1

Florida Native Plant Society

Be sure to take home some plants!

If our members have brought plants to the meeting tonight, it’s because they want YOU to have them.

Take them!

Give them a good home!


Create a planting around a tree

Create a planting around a tree


Need a reason to plant natives3

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

How about this one:

You'll minimize the need for fertilizers and pesticides

www.fnps.org


Sunshine mimosa makes an excellent ground cover

Sunshine Mimosa makes an excellent ground cover


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Florida Native Plant Society

Our mission

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.


Even small yards can make a huge impact

Even small yards can make a huge impact


Need a reason to plant natives4

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Consider this one:

Your landscaping will be unique and interesting

www.fnps.org


Start by expanding a small flowerbed

Start by expanding a small flowerbed


Look ma no grass

Look ma! No grass!


Meet your heartland chapter board

Meet your Heartland Chapter Board

Officers

  • Greg Thomas-President

  • Jennifer Navarra- Vice President

  • Sharon Olson-Treasurer

  • Ed Murawski-Secretary

Directors at Large

  • Jack Jordan

  • Keely Coulter


Gallardia e asiest wildflower in town

GallardiaEasiest wildflower in town!


Need a reason to plant natives5

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Consider this:

You'll have the pleasure of seasonal variations in your garden

www.fnps.org


Sweetgum tree brings color in the fall liquidambar styraciflua

Sweetgum Tree brings color in the FallLiquidambar styraciflua


Carolina jessamine adds color to the winter garden

Carolina Jessamine adds color to the Winter garden


The official definition of a native plant

The Official Definition of a Native Plant

For most purposes, the phrase Florida native plant refers to those species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation.

Stay tuned! There’s more….

www.fnps.org


The official definition

The Official Definition…

More specifically, it includes those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in habitats that existed prior to significant human impacts and alterations of the landscape.

Whew! That’s a long-winded way to say it!

www.fnps.org


Grasses can provide a border

Grasses can provide a border


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