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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners

Many gardeners shy away from exotic -looking plants with a mistaken fear related to their personal lack of horticultural skill. One such plant in bloom now is the scarlet ginger also known as  Hedychium coccineum.  This beautifully delicate… Read More

Double the color

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 shades of pink, yellow,… 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

Landscape Hurricane Preparedness! Are You Ready?

Hurricane Season begins June 1st and many are still putting the pieces back together from Irma. So what does landscape hurricane preparedness mean? Address the Hazards Hurricane Irma created a lot of damage to our mature tree canopy… Read More