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Day: June 24, 2019
Topic: Edible Native Flowers
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages

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Landscape Designer, Piet Oudolf


Serendipity Garden Nursery Closed Dates

The store will be closed May 30 - June 10.  Regular hours will return starting on June 11. Those regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. 

Business Flyer

Member Gift

In honor of Monarch Butterflies and our members, our chapter gave a native Pink Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) to attending members at our last meeting.

Tour of Native Plants Landscapes in The Villages

As one of the field trips for the statewide annual FNPS Conference, there was a tour of 14 homes in The Villages. Three of the homes were new to the tour.  These landscapes have been converted to all or mostly native plants. 

New Landscape Designs

The designs that Steve spoke about at the meeting on April 26, 2019 are available here.

The Villages FNPS Blog

Jo, Secretary The Villages FNPSJo, our wonderful secretary, has been writing about her native garden on our new blog. Check it out. Send her some comments or add something yourself.


Craig Huegel's New Book

The Nature of Plants by one of our favorite speakers, Craig Huegel, is available from Amazon and The University of Florida.

VP Programs Needed

Roger will be stepping dow We need a volunteer to organize speakers for the coming year. There is a list of possible speakers. We need someone to make arrangements for each month. This is an opportunity to get to know some amazing experts on Florida native plants. See Steve if you would like to accept this position.

Jo's Wildflower Garden

Jo has been taking pictures of her yard since it was planted with natives. Take a look.

Native Plant Landscape Brochure for North Central Florida

Plants are grouped into a grid of 9 blocks based on sun and moisture requirements. The is a pdf file meant to be folded for mailing. It is difficult to read online. Come to our meeting and get a paper copy for free! To view various sections online use Adobe Reader's Zoom and Rotate options. Link

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?

This article from the New York Times is about bugs, but I have noticed the same phenomenon with birds. 

FNPS State Conference

FNPS 39th Annual State Conference - Crystal River The state conference this year will be at The Plantation on Crystal River, May 16-19th. Please consider attending. Thursday May 16 & Sunday May 19 are days for field trips. On Sunday, May 19, one of the field trips will be a garden tour of native yards in The Villages.  https://fnps.org/conference/2019

Join The Villages Florida Native Plant Society (TVFNPS)

We need you. Here's the how and why of joining.

Action Alerts

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


Remember to ask for native plants when visiting any nursery.  Your voice and dollars are making a difference and helping us achieve our Chapter Vision:  “The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award-winning native plant landscapes

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Published on  14.06.2019