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Native Plant Day

The Dade Chapter FNPS 23rd Native Plant Day

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A.D. Barnes Park Natural Area
3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL

FREE! Don't miss it! More information »
Programs • Nature walks • Children's activities • Plant clinic • Displays • Plant sales • Book & merchandise sales • Food • Raffles

The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

Horticultural Resource Management for Home Gardens: the Balances between Fertilizer, Water and Health for Natives and Exotics − Craig Morell, Director, The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden

Craig will speak on using native species in a mixed landscape, with particular emphasis on using the right plants for the right location. Even some of the most stalwart native species can be planted in the wrong place. There are excellent resources and learning gardens nearby, so use those resources and ask the right questions to get the most out of your native plantings. So often, native species are planted with the assumption that any native species will grow anywhere. Basic horticultural practices are still needed to grow plants, native or not. Native does not equal zero-care!

Craig is a career horticulturist, starting to grow plants over 40 years ago. He is the Director of The Kampong Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove, one of the five gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. He worked at Pinecrest Gardens for 11 years before starting work at The Kampong in 2016. A 10 year stint at the Boca Raton Resort preceded Pinecrest Gardens. Long of a fan of the right plant for the right place, he favors epiphytes and palms in his own collection.

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, March 31, 2018. Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

We will visit an area of this county preserve in Florida City that burned in January and should be in raging new growth. Details next month.

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!