Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Double the color

By Ralph E. Mitchell I wrote an article awhile back about canna lilies.  These perennial plants are so well-adapted to our area and their floral display is orchid-like and abundant.  While the blooms are fantastic and come in… Read More

‘Cool Down’ Gardening Series

Beat the Summer’s Heat by attending a ‘Cool Down’ Gardening Session starting at 8:30AM. These sessions are for those who like growing plants and can provide a little shade as well. Charlotte County is celebrating its 35th Anniversary… Read More

Rediscovering an old favorite – The Coral Honeysuckle

By Ralph E. Mitchell We just finished our 2018 Master Gardener Training activity called the “Parade of Plants”.  Master Gardener Trainees pick a plant and then develop a short ten-minute presentation on this plant.  All of the presentations… Read More

A fine vine is the sky vine

By Ralph E. Mitchell It is good to know the botanical name of a plant as the common name can be varied and confusing.  For instance, the plant known as Thunbergia grandiflora, is commonly known as the Bengal… Read More

Plant cannas now, enjoy the flowers later

By Ralph E. Mitchell Would you be intrigued with a flowering perennial plant named ‘King Midas’ or ‘Porcelain Rose’?  How about ‘Red King Hubert’ or ‘Madame Butterfly’?  These are cultivars of cannas that are well adapted to our… Read More