Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?

By Ralph E. Mitchell Can you grow a coconut palm in Charlotte County?  The short answer is both “yes” and “no”.  While this magnificent symbol of the tropics makes a wonderful landscape feature in some places, it is… Read More

Esplanade Curb Appeal

By Thomas Becker Landscape design is an “art” form that changes as plants grow and people use a space. Good curb appeal begins with the wise use of street trees, well-trimmed shrubbery, manicured lawns and cottage home Florida colors…. Read More

Bud drop and other hibiscus horror stories

By Ralph E. Mitchell A landscape without a hibiscus is like a day without a sunrise!  These beautiful, well-developed flowering shrubs are readily available and in great demand across the gardening spectrum.  Hibiscus have their share of problems… Read More