There are over 200 palms that will grow in Florida. Here is a brief list of 26 plants from the Palms and Palm-like Plants from the FNGLA text-book. The best book I have read on palms is “Betrock’s Guide to Landscape Palms” by Dr. Alan W. Meerow (U.F.).

Sunflowers (just for grins)

Sunflowers are the fireworks of the garden. They shoot up high and give a big, bright splash in the sky, then fade quickly. During that week-and-a-half of full bloom, everybody says “Oooh, aaah!” We grew each one of these in our front and back yard over the years. Fall seems to be the best time…