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Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida’s wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and animals…. Read More

Perennial Peanut: An Ideal Groundcover for Florida

Alternative lawn lifestyles Tired of the constant upkeep and long-term costs of maintaining your turf? How about the water bill? Do you have concerns about water pollution and nutrient run-off? Have your hard efforts to maintain grass been… Read More

Here today – here tomorrow – the bush daisy

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 adore this easy-to-care-for plant!… Read More

Wildflower, weed, … or groundcover?

Often, the question of “wildflower vs. weed” is a matter of location. I recently decided to test that concept with the native succulent “weed” Portulaca pilosa, a.k.a. pink purslane.     Trivia factoid #1 – One nickname for… Read More