Ft. Myers vs JAX - Gardening differences?

Brisbane, Australia(Zone 10a)

We may relocate to Ft. Myers. Any advice for newbies in Zone 10 would be appreciated. Will I have major Zone shock?? What does the climate really do there? When does it (or does it) cool down/dry up in the fall/winter? Can you grow spices (thyme/.rosemary) there? How tropical can you go?

Fort Myers, FL(Zone 10a)

I am in Naples about 40 minutes south. Our coldest months are late December and January. This month the rain slows till summer, december less, january a little more etc...
Our summers are very hot above 90 is the average. You can go to http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
for further info. I think you can grow lots of herbs with no problem.
Hope this helps a little...
Good luck if you do move...

Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL(Zone 9b)

Good news Barksy, is that you will be able to grow the true "tropical" things that got damaged by frost further north. Get a mango tree!
:) MerryMary

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