WHAT PLANTS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR MY ZONE - Knowledgebase Question

LEHIGH ACRES, FL
Question by j_cluck
October 23, 2007
My yard doesnt have much grass and people that owned house before us did not have green thumbs, therefore we have to start our yard from scratch. Which plants, flowers or shrubs are appropriate for southern florida where it is hot, rainy and also dry?


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Answer from NGA
October 23, 2007

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Jeanette,

Your question is really many questions in one. In order to provide you more info than I can fit in this brief reply let me refer you to the following web sites which offer great suggestions for plants and lawn care in your area:

Annual Flowers
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG018

Perennial Flowers
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG035

Shrubs, Trees and Groundcovers
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody...

Your Lee County Extension Office will also have information and people to advise you in landscaping and gardening. Their number is:
239-461-7500

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