The Florida Wildlife Federation strongly supports home gardening projects that provide food, water, and shelter to native species. All species need certain life-sustaining necessities, such as the monarch butterfly needing the milkweed plant. The Florida Wildlife Federation strives to educate others about how they can individually take part in saving the state and the planet in their own backyard.
Know Your Zone
Use this USDA Florida Plant Hardiness Zone Map to better understand where certain plants will be cold hardy based on average temperatures. North Florida, from the Panhandle to approximately Marion County, is in zones 8A, 8B, and 9A. Central Florida, from approximately Marion County to Lake Okeechobee, is mostly in zone 9B. South Florida, from Lake Okeechobee southward, is in zones 10A, 10B, and 11.