Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Rain gardens help manage stormwater runoff

People often don’t understand the purpose of a ‘rain garden’.  Consequently, they may confuse it with a water garden or a bog garden. In reality, a rain garden is neither.  It is, however, an important part of Florida-friendly Landscaping program. This program is a research-based guide to protecting our water… 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

Now in bloom – don’t miss the Pink Trumpet Tree

By Ralph E. Mitchell There are many types of trumpet or Tabebuia trees in our area.  One that is making a show of itself right now is the Pink Trumpet tree or Tabebuia heterophylla .  A small to… Read More