We are the Gardeners of Southwest Florida, an informal group of avid gardeners based around Naples and Fort Myers. We meet on weekends in club members' gardens, discussing a different gardening topic each time. We all learn about the particular problems of gardening in this sub-tropical environment, exchange plants and seeds, and trade information and advice.

The club is led by experienced gardeners Peter Kacalanos and Suzanne Cherney. Many members of the group focus on planting a variety of wildlife-attracting species of flowers, shrubs, vines and trees, ideally those native to Florida.

At our meetings various members have expressed their interests in growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, cactus, succulents, bromeliads, native plants, tropical plants, and trees. Other topics we've discussed include organic gardening, water gardening, butterfly gardening, wildlife gardening, landscaping, composting, fertilizing, indoor plants, invasive plants, pest management, horticulture, permaculture, and hurricane-resistant trees.

Do you have a gardening business that would be of interest to our members? You can schedule an informative presentation at one of our future meetings to share your knowledge, and let our members know about your company. You can also offer a discount or other perk to the members, as other businesses do, and be listed on our extensive web site.

Everyone is welcome to join Gardeners of Southwest Florida; it takes less than a minute to sign up. The club is free, the meetings are free, the refreshments are free, and your gardening pleasure will increase as you share creative ideas and good conversation with other avid gardeners in our area.

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    Daphne Jameson Daphne Jameson joined
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    Daphne Jameson
    "My husband and I have just bought a vacation home in Naples, and I am looking for community garden possibilities there."
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    April 12
    Ed and Kathy

    "OK, once the tourist season is over, I'll get with Peter and Suzanne to arrange for a small group. Has anyone visited Weigerts? Their Specimen displays are unbelievabl­e..."

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    Jon Jon­ joined
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    "I love working on my gardens between work and my kids."
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    Elizabeth Elizabeth­ joined
    April 1
    "Hi! My name is Liz and we have been working on our gardening and landscaping for 3 years! We are having trouble with our VEGETABLE garden, but are experimenting with different methods for optimal growth. Can't wait to share more with everyone!"
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