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Designs by Notestein 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
  • Bird-scaping
  • Bonsai
  • Butterfly gardening
  • Champion tree hunting & celebration
  • Coastal landscapes
  • Color conscious gardens
  • Community food networks
  • Concept exploration & development
  • Container gardening
  • Contract growing
  • Eco-tourism
  • 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
  • Light-scaping
  • 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
  • Trademarking
  • 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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