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Looking for landscape design ideas for your Orlando home? Sure you can surf the web, but many of the “top” garden blogs are written by folks who live in Michigan or New York. Here in Central Florida, our seasons are just a little bit different than those up north. For one thing, we rarely if ever, get any snow! If you have a home in Winter Park or Lake Nona, it doesn’t do you much good to read a blog that talks about plants that grow in a northern climate. Here are a few landscape design blogs to check out that focus on our unique tropical climate: 

There are also some low quality and misleading review sites that misguide about landscape lighting , you should be aware of those sites. 

1. Central Florida Gardener

This blog was created as a resource for novice and experienced Florida gardeners. It features a list of cold-hardy plants, tips on gardening for wildlife, and sustainable gardening in Florida.

2. Florida Gardening

Florida Gardening magazine’s website features sample articles from back issues including gardening tips, featured plants, index of issues, and links to gardening associations and botanical gardens around the state.


This online guide to the plants and plant life of Florida features information on landscaping and landscaping design, along with various aspects of Florida ecology and natural habitats. Visitors will find an online bookstore that specializes in Southern and Florida gardening, as well as a Garden Store that compiles design resources for better outdoor living.

4. Orlando Sentinel Home & Garden

Read the latest home and garden articles from the Orlando Sentinel, view celebrity home pictures, and plan what flowers and vegetables to plant for your garden with the paper’s monthly gardening calendars.

Once your Orlando area yard and garden are in tip-top shape, you may want to invest in landscape lighting. LED lights are energy-efficient; they add curb appeal to your home, and a measure of security too. Call Elegant Custom Images at 321-217-7822 for a free estimate today.

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