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Month: December 2016

In the Garden: Buccaneer palm

To bring the unusual and unique to an island native garden, the addition of a silvery-blue buccaneer palm is a great choice. This specimen palm has lots to recommend it for island living. They are very salt tolerant, slow growing and wind tolerant. No two Buccaneer palms seem to be alike as each palm has […]

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Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus), from the polypodiaceae family, is a plant straight from the rainforests of tropical Asia, that thrives in low light conditions and moist environments. In fact, too much light or direct light will cause this fern to yellow and wither, making this a perfect plant for inside or in any shady […]

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In the Garden: Blue Porterweed

Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta cayennensis) is part of the Verbenaceae family. The bright green leaves have a quilt-like appearance and a toothed leaf margin. Small deep blue to purple flowers appear starting at the bottom of the bloom spike and extending up towards the top of the spike over time. The purple blooms appear throughout the […]

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