Weedwhacker said:Welcome to NGA, @Rwilkinson10
Florida is a big state - are you in the north? middle? south?
Bill's advice to observe what other people are growing in your area would be a great starting point for you - and keep in mind that some things may do well for you during the winter months and others during the hotter part of the year.
A little strange that 2 Michiganders are advising you, hopefully some Floridians will have a bit more to offer!
BigBill said:I did something a tad bit different. I turned the front bed of my home, a curved shaped piece roughly 8' wide by 22' long, into a bromeliad and cactus garden. It was anchored at one end by a bird bath with assorted bromeliads around the base, maybe 7-8 of them, all different with river gravel instead of mulch.
The remaining 15 linear feet had four taller growing cacti towards the back of the bed and a couple of large barrel cacti up front as well as a few smaller cactuses. It was low maintenance, needed little water and yet was interesting because of different textures and color patterns.
How about something like that???
Added: everybody and their mothers and brothers had Mexican poppy or Ixoras or dwarf date palms but nobody had a succulent garden!