Sep

18

2019

The Fishtail Palm is Perfect for Island Living

The fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is originally from Southeast Asia and does well in our warm climate and it will even withstand some of the...

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Sep

11

2019

Southern Showstopper

Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breathes to draw in the scent I associate with the...

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Sep

04

2019

Canna Lily is a Wonderful Addition to Any Garden

An herbaceous perennial with showy flowers and foliage, the Canna Lily (Canna x gerneralis) is a perennial rhizomatous plant that, ultimately, makes for a wonderful...

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Aug

28

2019

Tickseed – Small Wildflower, Big Impact

Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) is native Florida wildflower found in nearly every county in the State of Florida.  In South Florida this cultivar of Tickseed blooms...

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Aug

21

2019

Spartina – Seaside Grass

Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) commonly referred to as Spartina grass or seaside grass, is a perennial deciduous grass found in intertidal wetland and estuarine salt...

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Aug

14

2019

Purple Passion Flower Vine

Purple Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata). This perennial flowering vine is native to Florida and is one of the most complex and intricate flowers among...

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Aug

07

2019

Royal poinciana: Queen of summer

Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) lives up to its name which means regal, royal or magnificent – all perfect descriptive terms for the royal poinciana. We...

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Jul

24

2019

Spider Lily (Hymenocallis latifolia)

The American Spider Lily is a Florida native as well as a native of the West Indies. It is popular for its foliage and ‘spidery’...

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Jul

24

2019

Myrsine is a great native plant choice

Rapanea-Myrsine guanesis or commonly known as Myrsine is a frequently used Florida native plant. Its leathery green leaves are its most prominent feature. The flowers...

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Jul

17

2019

In the Garden: Foxtail palm

The foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcate) is the epitome of a true specimen palm. The foxtail being the only species in its genus Wodyeti, this palm...

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Jul

10

2019

Caladiums – My Summer Color

Caladiums are one type of plant that do very well in hot, wet Florida. Planted as either tubers in spring or fully leafed out plants...

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Jul

03

2019

Bananas

What could be more tropical than growing your own bananas? In our sub-tropical paradise, growing this luscious fruit is generally easy. There are two species...

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