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Results from Real Florida Landscapes Design Competition

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March 13, 2013 

Gainesville landscape architect wins statewide design competition

Melbourne â€“ Gainesville landscape architect Larry Teague, ASLA, Zamia Design, "just wanted to show the average homeowner with a typical yard what the possibilities are with Florida native plants." His resulting design was the winner for North Florida in the Florida Association of Native Nurseries' Real Florida Landscapes™ Design Competition.

Teague's residential design will be installed as one of three demonstration landscapes at the Native Plant Show, April 4 and 5 at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Building, 1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee. The wholesale tradeshow is the first in Florida to feature nothing but native plants for sustainable landscapes.

A statewide jury of leading landscape architects evaluated sixteen submittals and selected Teague's entry as the best North Florida design. He has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida, is a registered landscape architect and has the U.S. Green Building Council's certification of LEED AP (Leadership in Energy-Efficient Design Accredited Professional).

Teague's design will be viewed by more than 200 horticulture and landscape professionals from around the state who are attending the show to learn about the latest uses of native plants in urban landscaping. Nearly 40 Florida native plant growers will exhibit at the show, including growers of large trees and shrubs, wildflowers, aquatics, rare or hard to find plants, and endangered species. Show sponsors are using the award-winning demonstration landscapes and two days of professional continuing education courses to promote the use of native plants for Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ that conserves water, enhances biodiversity and meets or exceeds contemporary aesthetic standards.

Jurors for the competition included:

Jeff Caster, ASLA, State Transportation Landscape Architect at the Florida Department of Transportation and past president of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA); 

George Fogg, IBIS Landscape Architect and ASLA Fellow; 

Raymond Jungles, ASLA, landscape architect honored by ASLA with seventeen design awards; 

Stephen Pategas, ASLA, President of Hortus Oasis and published garden/landscape writer; and 

Scott Redmon, ASLA, Redmon Design, landscape architect for the New American Home 2012 in Winter Park, a sustainability showcase project of the North American Home Builders International Builder's Show.  

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