Sonja from South Florida has learned how to garden in tough conditions thanks to her Master Gardener education.
"I live in Fort Myers, Florida. A very difficult climate with 8-9 months of near drought conditions and 3-4 months of tropical rains. It is a sub-tropical climate. The soil in this area is very tough so most of these plants are in pots. The small fountain was chosen to give us the refreshing sound of splashing water. I use native plants extensively for hedges and trees and fill in with lovely, large leafed tropicals that I can water and fertilize to keep them lush. I am a 28 year Master Gardener here in Lee County and can’t emphasize enough how much I have learned from the various Extension programs in our area."
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