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Gaillardia pulchella

Gaillardia pulchella not native? R.I.P. Florida-friendly Blanketflower

As of September 2021, FANN is still listing Gaillardia pulchella; however, users should be aware that this species is likely not native and should be used only for Florida-friendly landscapes and not for restoration. BACKGROUND After several years of hearing […]

Mike Kenton, owner of Environmental Equities, died in 2009. He left us all a legacy of conservation and love of native plants.

Blast from the past: Mike Kenton, Environmental Equities

Memorial for Mike, printed in 2009-10 Native Plant & Service Directory, when “FANN” still went by “AFNN”. Michael Wayne “Mike” Kenton (April 17, 1945 – July 14, 2009) AFNN mourns the loss of a very special and long-time member, Mike […]

2017 Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition Award Winners

Real Florida Landscapes: a history of award winners

From 2013-2017, FANN sponsored the Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition. During that time, we received 59 submissions from both professionals and students. This page lists the winners for each year. In 2018, FANN collaborated with the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation […]