Broward County is located on the south eastern part of Florida and is in the subtropics - Zone 10. We have a monsoonal climate with the rainy season, during the summer, upwards of 2 inches of rainfall daily.
Considering the temperature is often in the 90’s, we welcome the rain because it cools things off and can drop the temperature between 10 to 15 degrees.
Because South Florida was once an underwater coral shelf, our soil is sandy with coral below and consequently it “perks” extremely well.
Mostly our water and soil test out alkaline so there are some plants which require a high acidity; therefore, we cannot grow proteas, for example. We are able to grow a large number of exotic subtropical and tropical plants in our backyards which gardeners in other parts of the country can only dream about.