Month: September 2018

Tree of Life

Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale) is a native tree to Florida and the Caribbean that is known for its extremely dense and strong wood with some specimens known to live up to 1000 years old. This tree can be grown in full to part shade and is able to tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions. […]

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Pygmy date palm: Small palm, big appeal

The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. Its featherlike fronds are bright green and curved which gives it the tropical look than many people look for in their […]

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Firebush – A Blaze of Color

Firebush (Hamelia patens), is a wonderfully cooperative and colorful native to brighten your garden.  Gardeners love Firebush because it produces flowers consistently year around in our South Florida area.  Its bright red tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, including the zebra longwing and gulf fritillary butterflies, and birds love the berries.  With its airy appearance […]

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Summer Annuals Take The Heat

We have a GREAT SELECTION OF ANNUALS that will add a burst of color to your landscape. Portulaca • Variegated Aptenia • Lantana • Caladiums • Pentas Stop by In The Garden and our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the right plants for your outdoor space.

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Coontie: Home Sweet Home – For Butterflies

A plant originating deep within the history of Florida, the Coontie plant, sometimes referred to as a palm, is actually not a palm at all, but an ancient cycad, or what we think of as a “living fossil”! These bright green shrubs can add a great pop of fresh color and foliage to a Floridian […]

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