Logo

Category: News

In the Garden: The bottle palm

Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garden. Typically ranging in height from 5 to 7 feet overall (10 foot maximum height), this palm adds a striking statement to your landscape with its graceful fronds, swollen trunk, and reddish colored […]

Read More

Changes at In The Garden

Our garden center manager Brian Lea has decided to move back to the panhandle of Florida to be near his family. He has helped expand our customer service and the garden center in many ways. We wish him good luck in his endeavors. Our new manager, Stuart Velky has been with the garden center for […]

Read More

Mango: Summer fruit

Mango (Magnifera indica L.) is one of the most sought after and delicious tropical fruits in the world and you can grow them right here in your own yard. In Florida, mangos are grown commercially in Dade, Lee and Palm Beach counties and as door yard trees in warm locations along the southern coastal areas […]

Read More

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 know it summer when we see this tree burst into bloom. This lovely tree is decorated in summer with large clusters of rich orange-red flowers on its umbrella-shaped crown of […]

Read More

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 in summer, they are so easy to grow. The best part is once planted in the ground, they will come up year after year as soon as summer turns on […]

Read More

Orange bird of paradise: a show stopper

Orange Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is one of the most recognized tropical plants in our island plant palette. This plant is so closely associated with island life that the blooms are a favorite subject in tropical floral arrangements, fabrics and island style decor. The orange bird of paradise is a slow grower and makes […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Hurricane palm: A true survivor

Hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions which earned it the nickname ‘hurricane palm.’ While it’s strong enough to withstand those types of conditions, it’s also a very elegant palm earning the other common name of princess palm. A palm that can be both beautiful […]

Read More

Tillandsia: Air plant

Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the pineapple family Bromeliaceae. They are native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America, the southern United States and the West Indies. They have naturally been established in diverse environments such as equatorial tropical rain forests, high […]

Read More

Coconut palm: A true islander

The coconut palm (cocos nucifera) is the most common palm tree known by people across the globe. With its signature fruit and beautiful silhouette it is the ideal palm to be seen in any tropical destination. The coconut palm works well in organized and organic landscapes alike. Whether it is flanking a view of the […]

Read More