Condo Owner

Spring 2017

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 • condo owner www.condo-owner.com 27 cover Best Beach Natives Harrison said he is using palmettos, sable palms, sea oats, various native grasses and native aza- leas, as well as dune sunflowers (also known as beach daisies) in coastal condo landscapes. According to Jones, some of the best native plants to use on and near the beach are wax myr- tle, saw palmetto, seaside goldenrod, myrtle oak, sand live oak, gallardia (also known as blanket flower), and conradina (also known as scrub mint) and beach morning glory. She suggested consulting the FNPS website and searching by county and planting conditions to generate ideas for suitable plants. Also, Jones, recommended looking at plants that grow well in Gulf Islands National Seashore and seeking those out at area nurseries. Rules & Regulations Jones said she was unaware of any state regula- tions in Florida requiring the use of native plants, but added that some high-end beach develop- ments in some of Florida's western Panhandle counties require native plant use by homeowners. One example she cited is the Seaside community in Walton County, with which many folks are familiar. n For More Information: Florida Native Plant Society (www.FNPS.org) This organization works to encourage the use of native plants in beach areas and elsewhere and has chapters throughout the state. The group's mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and na- tive plant communities of Florida. Landscape Workshop, LLC (www.landscapeworkshop.com). n Seaside goldenrod

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