Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Grow this native, salt-tolerant palm near the coast

By Ralph E. Mitchell Native plants that are ornamental, highly drought-tolerant and even salt-tolerant in the palm category are something all coastal landscapers are looking for.  Enter the Florida thatch palm – a beautiful, slow-growing classy palm that… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More

Coffee – a great ornamental small tree, and maybe, a bean or two!

By Ralph E. Mitchell Coffee is a favorite beverage for much of the world.  In addition to this attribute, coffee plants can also be considered ornamental and novel in regards to your backyard landscape.  Small coffee seedlings are… Read More

Here today – here tomorrow – the bush daisy

By Ralph E. Mitchell If you like perennials with daisy-like flowers, you will love the yellow bush daisy or Euryops pectinatus.    This African native is a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ recommended plant due to its hardiness and low-maintenance.  You will… Read More