Plan your bee garden the Florida-Friendly way!
Plant lists, design and gardening tips, and bee information are at your fingertips with the UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program’s Bee Gardens mobile web app.
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Q&A format guides you in creating a custom plant list based on your garden’s location and characteristics. Along the way, get expert tips, sample layouts and guidance on plant selection.Save and Print Plant Lists
Create, save and edit multiple gardens. View your plant lists with a touch as you shop, or create a printable pdf with details on your selected plants.Browse plant lists and characteristics
90 Florida-Friendly, bee-attracting plants, with color photos and the information you need to choose the right plants: details on light, soil, and water requirements; characteristics such as shape, color, and size; disease and pest issues; Florida native status, and more.Design and Garden Tips
Guidance from UF/IFAS experts to help you design, plant and maintain an attractive bee garden that follows the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.Bee Information
12 Florida bee groups, with color photos and information, including behavior and favored plants.Use on Any Device
Log into your account on your phone, tablet or computer – the app and your data are available anywhere via internet.
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Copyright 2020 University of Florida. All rights reserved. The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program mobile web application is a copyrighted production of UF/IFAS. No part of this production can be copied and reproduced for any purpose without prior written consent of FFL. All rights reserved.
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This mobile web application is a project of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program and UF/IFAS, funded in part by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) distance education mini-grant program. The plant data for this application came primarily from The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design, copyright 2010 University of Florida. Primary bee data and photos were provided by Dr. Rachel Mallinger, UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department, along with photo contributions from Heather Kalaman, Shiala Narango, Jon Elmquist, and James Weaver. We would like to acknowledge the following people and programs for contributing to this project: The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, The Center for Land Use Efficiency, The Department of Environmental Horticulture, Dr. Esen Momol, Dr. Sandra Wilson, Dr. Rachel Mallinger , Dr. Gary Knox, Dr. Gail Hansen, Jen Marvin, Claire Lewis, Wendy Wilber, Kelly Greer, and Mark Tancig. We gratefully acknowledge Dr. Jiannong Xin, Serena Yang, and Nikhil Malladi, UF/IFAS Information Technology, for the design and development of the web application and CJ Bain, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program™, for database development and maintenance.
Thanks to these individuals for donating the use of their photos for this application
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Sources for Plant Data
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This site is produced by the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program and UF/IFAS.
Disclaimer of Liability
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program disclaims all warranties regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages or the server that makes them available are free from viruses or other harmful elements.
Users of this website who are interested in Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program concepts are encouraged to contact experts at the County Extension Service offices in their local communities to confirm planting and landscaping conditions and techniques.