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Meeting

Day: May 25, 2018
Topic: Dr. Sandra Wilson
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages
Topic: “Invasive Species Still for Sale?”

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Native Plants Bring Rewards!

Julie's video of their yard's transformation. Spreadsheet of plants.

Field Trips

See Field Trips or Calendar for information.

Spring Native Residential Landscape Garden Tour – June 1st

Our chapter will host a self-guided Spring garden tour of 8 to 10 homes for FNPS members in good standing.  These homes of members have been converted to all or mostly native plants.  Sign up and sign a release of liability at the May 25 meeting; Addresses given out at that time.

DAR Learns Benefits of Native Plants

Steve Trunipseed, President of The Villages Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society speaks to the John Bartram Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution about the benefits of using native Florida plants in their landscaping.

"Those present said they were quite impressed with the transformation of Turnipseed’s yard. One member shared that she had heard his initial presentation and then prepared her yard by removing grass and planting native plants. She said her yard is very attractive and has become a beacon for butterflies." Article in Villages News

The Monarchs are Here!

Asclepias tuberosaAsclepias tuberosa - butterfly weed: Plant of the Week, Plant of the Year and a plant that garantees Monarch Butterflies in your Yard. Learn more about this wonderful native. The Florida Association of Native Nureries says the pinelands ecotype may be easier to use in most typical landscape settings.

Native Plant Sales

Craig Huegel's Plant Sale

Saturday, May 59900 133rd St, Seminole. 33776

Craig was our speaker in March. He maintains the Hawthorne Hill Blog and grows species not commonly available in the trade. All of his wild flowers are in 4" pots and sell for $4. 

Volunteers Needed

Plant sale for Members Only – volunteers are needed at the March 24, 2018 meeting to take orders and collect money from members who want to order plants from Green Isle Gardens.  At the April 27, 2018 meeting, volunteers will be needed before and after the meeting to help those who placed order to pick up their plants.  Since there is a one month gap between order & delivery, there is a chance that your plant won’t be available – then you can decide to take a refund or choose another plant.

These activities serve a dual purpose:
1. Native plants are easy to get
2. Fund raiser for our chapter

Judy Mason has the signup sheets for various events at the back of the room during meetings or contact Steve at fnpsthevillages@gmail.com.

Annual Conference

May 17-20, 2018 Don’t miss this year’s FNPS Annual Conference
This year the conference will be held at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami.  See schedule and register at: http://www.fnps.org/conference/2018

Join The Villages Florida Native Plant Society (TVFNPS)

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Action Alerts

The Florida legislature action alerts are posted on the FNPS website.

 

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Published on  01.05.2018