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Florida Native Landscape on Shoal Line Blvd

posted Apr 30, 2014, 2:11 PM by Hernando Chapter Florida Native Plant Society   [ updated May 30, 2014, 9:56 AM ]

Submitted by Jude Simpson, President Hernando Chapter FNPS

The Florida Native Plant Garden is coming along nicely. With many dedicated volunteers from the Hernando Beach community, and technical assistance provided by members of Hernando and Nature Coast Chapters, FNPS, we have planted a great variety of Florida natives. 

Work on the garden also included stabilizing banks of a small pond on the site, mulching, watering, and weeding. We still have a selection of aquatics to install, and we plan to purchase one large, female Weeping Yaupon Holly as a specimen tree. We will continue to add wildflowers to bloom in different seasons. Future plans include installing a bench, labeling the plants, and developing interpretive signage. 

There will be an "sneak preview" with Jude from 8-10 AM on Saturday, June 7.  For more information, write us at

The bear in the garden looks on.

Hernando Chapter members Jason & Heather arrange the low shrub border along the sidewalk.

Coastal uplands species ready to plant: Christmas Berry, Coontie, Flag Paw Paw, Muhly Grass.