Gardening and Landscaping Services
For three decades Jim Notestein has been a leader in the horticulture industry
in North Central Florida.
Horticultural Arts & Services
- Arbors & light structures
- Beautification projects
- Bee-friendly landscapes
- Bio-logical pest control
- Bio-regional assessment, design, & installation
- Butterfly gardening
- Champion tree hunting & celebration
- Coastal landscapes
- Color conscious gardens
- Community food networks
- Concept exploration & development
- Container gardening
- Contract growing
- Edible landscapes
- Farm to family linkage
- Fire-wise landscape & certification
- Fragrance gardens
- Garden coaching
- Gift gardens
- Grass roots organizing
- Green job creation
- Heirloom plants
- Horticultural broadcast media
- Horticultural therapies
- Labyrinths & mazes
- Lawn alternatives
- Landscape restoration
- Living fences
- Low-maintenance landscapes
- Network marketing
- Memory gardens
- Performance advocacy
- Sacred gardens
- Secret gardens
- Shady gardens
- Solar-powered air conditioning
- Specimen plants: Tree-form: Azaleas, Boxwood, Camellias, & Wisteria
- Theme gardens
- Topiary art
- Water gardens
- Water-wise landscape & certification
- Wildlife friendly gardening
- Xeric gardens
- Yard bells
Bonafides - James Edison Notestein
- Fifth-generation Floridian at same home and business locations for 40 years.
- Active with the Florida Native Plant Society.
- Collaborates with Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association.
- Collaborates with the Association of Florida Native Nurseries.
- Gainesville civic activist: Jeffersonian Democracy
- Founding member of Downtown Farmers Market – ‘74
- Contributor to Florida Public Radio: “The Florida Plant Kingdom” (broadcast & published for 10 years)
- Facilitated hundreds of small family food gardens.
- Alachua County’s first environmentalist County Commissioner – ’84 – ’88.
- Experienced in propagation, installation, & care of over 200 plant species. (countless numbers of individuals)
- Natural recipient & cultivator of Michaux’s
Orchid - Habenaria quinqueseta (a rare terrestrial orchid -
native to the Coastal Plain Bio-region.)
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