Once called “wild bananas” and “false birds-of-paradise” , this plant now answers to heliconia

By Ralph E. Mitchell Heliconias do great in Southwest Florida!  This native to tropical America easily adapts to a variety of home landscapes and sports colorful bracts of red, yellow, orange, and pink which adorn deep green leafy… Read More

‘Blue daze’ – deep sky-blue flowers in abundance

By Ralph E. Mitchell I first saw a hanging basket of ‘Blue Daze’ at a garden center where I worked in Rhode Island sometime in the late 1980’s.  I had never seen a plant that so aptly fit… Read More