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The Natives Job Opening

September 28, 2018

The Natives Inc. Job Opening The Natives in Davenport are looking for a new employee. Duties include typical nursery tasks such as potting, weeding, pulling orders, loading trailers, sowing seed, and collecting seed. To apply send your resume to or call 863-422-6664

August 31, 2018 deadline to be in the FALL 2018 Native Plant & Service Directory

August 17, 2018

For more than 30 years, Florida’s horticulture, landscape and environmental professionals have relied on FANN’s Native Plant & Service Directory to identify and source commercially available native plants. FANN members are listed in the directory and native plant availability published […]

SCCF Native Landscapes and Garden Center Internship

June 19, 2018

Native Landscapes & Garden Center Internship The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Landscapes & Garden Center seeks an energetic and hardworking intern to assist in day-to-day nursery operations and work with our landscape installation and maintenance services.  The Native Landscapes […]

Garden Club of America names Mountain Mint 2018 Plant of the Year

February 6, 2018

Pycnanthemum muticum has been named 2018 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA). Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of […]

Native Plant Horticulture Research Endowment created by American Beauties Native Plants

February 1, 2018

As announced at the 2018 MANTS trade show and reported in Garden Center magazine, American Beauties Native Plants, a branding program for growers and sellers of native plants (including cultivars), has established a $25,000 endowment to fund native plant research […]

FANN appoints Kirsten Sharp-Ortega of Green Isle Gardens Nursery to Board of Directors

January 30, 2018

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the FANN Board of Directors appointed world traveler Kirsten-Sharp Ortega as director at large, representing a nursery seat. Kirsten is a habitat designer at Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland, Lake County. She provided this […]

Restoration Ag Workshop Feb 3-4, 2018 in Tallahassee

January 22, 2018

Ayavalla Gardens Plantation in Tallahassee is hosting a two-day Sustainable Agriculture Conference on Saturday-Sunday, Feb 3-4, 2018, featuring lecture and hands-on projects with Mark Shephard, author of Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers. Shephard has been a permaculture designer […]

Native Plant Horticulture Foundation announces new Showcase Native Landscapes Program

January 16, 2018

To directly educate the public and drive increased demand for native landscaping, the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation will annually establish a highly visible, attractive and inspirational native landscape that demonstrates best practices in native landscape design, installation and maintenance. Sites […]

FANN forms new Education Committee

January 4, 2018

FANN board member Janine Griffiths, Green Thumb Inc. in Davie, chairs a newly formed Education Committee tasked with providing education for both FANN members and our customers, including industry professionals and the gardening public. Supporting Janine are Alyssa Lavoro, Alexander […]

David Drylie winner of 2017 Mike Kenton Award of Recognition

January 4, 2018

FANN is pleased to announce that David Marsh Drylie, Jr., landscape architect and owner, Green Images Native Landscape Plants, a wholesale and retail native nursery in Christmas, is the winner of the 2017 Mike Kenton Award of Recognition. A volunteer […]