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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Grow this native, salt-tolerant palm near the coast

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 stands out in the… Read More

CEUs and Certification: Green Industries Best Management Practices

Why do landscape professionals and the property owners they serve need to know more about the Green Industries Best Management Practices? Concerns about excessive nutrients and Florida’s water quality have led to increased focus on the use of… Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

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 gardens and onto our… Read More

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

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 often grown as foliage… 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