These are my current Top 10 Florida Gardening Websites. Sites that I have found useful and informative, no other promotion or relationship is involved in these suggestions. Most are Florida specific but their information can be applied to much of the southern United States, and much of it applies to all of our backyard gardens.
1. University of Florida IFAS Extension: EDIS is my FAVORITE site!!! EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension, and contains a large collection of information on topics relevant to all Florida living!
2. Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Great way to research.
3. Florida Association of Native Nurseries. Love the design of this site.
4. Florida Trees. Check this site out before purchasing any trees.
5. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. The council supports the management of invasive exotic plants by providing an online forum for scientific, educational and technical information.
6. PickYourOwn.org I’m not crazy about this website’s layout and ads, but is one of the best places to collectively research u-pick farms and farmers markets in your area.
7. Waterwise Landscaping by St John’s Water Management District. This site is full of data on how to use water carefully, the quality of our surface water, our aquifer and much more.
8. Florida Wildflower Foundation. You may think of the license plate, but this a great resource. We love the “What’s in Bloom” section of the site, where you can discover what is currently blooming around the state.
9. Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This is a great website for young gardeners.
10. Pinterest – really? yes. It has great collections of gardening ideas by some experienced gardeners. Check out some of these boards for ideas on sustainable garden design, container gardening ideas, and more outdoor living spaces:
Authentic Haven Natural Brew is a soil guru that has great rustic taste.
Follow BGgardeing.com’s boards. Bren does a fabulous job with #gardenchat and has collected an array of ideas.
Follow anyone of Karen Sloan’s gardening boards for some beautiful ideas!
Organically Grown by Upcyclers is a fun collection of ways to upcycle things into your garden.
And here’s our collection on Pinterest: Backyard FL Gardening.