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The Villages FNPS Blog

Jo, Secretary The Villages FNPSJo, our wonderful secretary, has been writing about her native garden on our blog. Check it out. Now that we have a Facebook group Jo is no longer updating her blog; however, there is lots of good information about Florida native plants and wildlife still available.

Jo is also a top contributor to our Facebook page. She is keeping us current on how her garden grows.


Landscape Design

Dr Gail Hansen, University of Florida associate professor who specializes in landscape design, has written numerous articles on multiple topics.

Businesses in Central Florida that do Landscape Design using Native Plants and links to members of our chapter who have changed their developer landscape to a landscape using native plants.

Sumter Master Gardeners help in The Villages with advice and programs.

Florida Native Plants

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

Attracting Wildlife

Attracting Wildlife -links to food preferences and housing for bats, birds and butterflies

Places to Visit See Native Plants

Places to vist and see native plants.

Central Florida Native Plant Nurseries


Plant Real Florida Guide

The Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) publishes the only publication exclusively devoted to Florida native plant gardening. The Guide features informative and inspirational articles on native plant landscaping plus sources for native plants, landscape, and other services. Several members of The Villages Florida Native Plant Society are featured in the current publication, including President Steve Turnipseed, Chapter Representative Carol Spears, and member Julie Wheeler. Subscription is free.  Our extensive video library is praised. Most of our videos were created by Al and Joan.

Plants to Avoid

Florida Invasive Plants


Books Recommended by our Speakers

Landscaping Services

Green Isle Gardens has done landscape design, provided plants and done install for some of our members. Regular retail hours: Saturdays, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Other hours or tours are available, by appointment.  Address: 11303 FL-33, Groveland, FL 34736, Phone:(407) 948-8980

The nursery has 8 acres under production and features more than 150 species of native plants. In addition to native plants, we offer landscape design services for private residences.

Sumter County Master Gardeners The Sumter County Master Gardeners programs are free and advance registration is not required. Their expertise is about flowers and gardening in our area, but not particularly about native plants.

Mulch, Rubber Products, Soils, Edging, Stone, Pine Products
Browne Distributors Landscape Suppliers Inc
2600 North Hwy. 27 & 441
P.O. Box 849
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Ph: 352-326-8461

Make your own lanai containers using perlite, portland cement, and peat moss. Martha Stewart shows us how. 

Download Plant Lists for our Area

carols-native-plant-spreadsheet.xlsx 12 KB Apr 22, 2015
native-plant-list-steves-yard.xlsx 31 KB Apr 22, 2015
native-plant-short-list.xlsx 15 KB Apr 22, 2015

Cold Hardy Survey

These lists are results of visual impact to foliage of plants after a temperature of 24 degrees in January 2018.  Information submitted by members of The Villages Chapter (Zone 9A) of the Florida Native Plant Society.  

Native plants - No freeze impact  
View pdf document 44kb, download Word format 16kb

Native plants - Partial freeze impact  
View pdf document 41kb, download Word format 13kb

Native plants - Total freeze impact  
View pdf document 41kb, download Word format 14kb

Non-native plants - Freeze impact rating  
View pdf document 44kb, download Word format 14kb

Download The Villages Documents

Download The Villages Architectural Review Committee Home/Property Alteration Application Form (PDF format)

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