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New Post 1/11/2011 8:15 AM
  dixiedigger
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first time florida gardener  (United States)

Just bought a condo in Punta gorda. I have many years experience gardening in Kentucky but havent a clue about Florida. Our condo has a small strip of dirt in an enclosed outdoor patio. Since we will not be full time residents, any suggestions on what to plant???? I love shrub roses, but fear that florida's hot summers will not  work. I appreciate any help.

 
New Post 1/11/2011 1:02 PM
  roses4me
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Re: first time florida gardener  (N/A)

I am also new to Florida and have no clear idea what to plant or grow. I'm in Daytona Beach. Maybe we can help each other?

 
New Post 1/11/2011 7:53 PM
  dixiedigger
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Re: first time florida gardener  (United States)

My hubby really likes succulents, like hen and chickens. I have been looking at gardening books (instead of looking out the window at a lot of snow) and am thinking about succulents, and maybe small grasses.  The area that I have is long and narrow and I thought that this would be no upkeep and little water needed.

 
New Post 8/30/2011 7:55 PM
  dixiedigger
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Re: first time florida gardener  (United States)

Have recently visited Florida and my succulents are alive. They seem to have grown and I plan to add more to the patio in pots. I did try irish moss but it died.

 
New Post 11/13/2011 11:00 AM
  rlittler
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Re: first time florida gardener  (United States)

Hi, since you are down in Punta Gorda, you should look at this site that give many options of what to plant in your strip and all other area of your yard.  It has info and pictures on many different types of Miami plants and trees, the same hardiness zone you are in.


Rick Littler, owner of a Tampa, Florida tree service company for over 15 years.
 
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