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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 […]

Jan 15 deadline: reserve ticket for Native Gardens theater outing in Sarasota

December 21, 2017

Native Gardens, Sunday, February 18th, showtime 2:00pm in Sarasota Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) for a fun afternoon of theatre! The Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota is staging a production of […]

Jan 5, 2018 deadline: special lodging for Native Plant Industry Retreat

December 21, 2017

Want to combine a special get-away couples vacation with your attendance at the Native Plant Industry Retreat Jan 26-27 in Melbourne Beach? Take advantage of a special offer when you reserve through FANN by January 5. The Seaglass Inn Bed […]

FANN Nominating Committee announces election slate for 2018 Board of Directors

December 1, 2017

The FANN Board of Directors has accepted the slate of candidates for 2018 board service as recommended by the Nominating Committee chaired by past president Terry Godts, Green Isle Gardens Nursery. The slate will be presented to members at the […]