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Jan

19

2022

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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Jan

12

2022

Show your colors with cordylines

Cordyline fruticose, a native to Southeast Asia, is often referred to as a ti plant or Hawaiian ti. Because the growing conditions are favorable in...

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Jan

05

2022

Blooming Grass

Fun, whimsical, and versatile only begin to describe a Floridian plant known as mushily grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), with its long green stalks and fluffy blooms...

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Dec

29

2021

Dwarf Clusia Used as Ground Cover, Border of Accent Plant

Most everyone is familiar with the Clusia that is commonly used as a hedge or buffer. It is easily recognized by its dense semi-succulent pear-shaped...

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Dec

22

2021

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Earns Its Whimsical Name

The Brunfelsia Grandiflora is a beautiful dense green shrub with blooms in three distinct colors and it reminds me of an old-fashioned cottage garden. It’s...

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Dec

15

2021

The Burle Marx Philodendron is a Favorite in Modern Tropical Landscapes

The Burle Marx Philodendron is a great addition to a tropical garden. Named after the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx, this small philodendron with...

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Dec

08

2021

Bridal Bouquet Plumeria is Perfect for Our Coastal Climate

Bridal Bouquet Plumeria ‘Plumeria Pudica’ is a beautiful, evergreen version of Plumeria and perfect for our coastal climate.  This form of Plumeria blooms all year...

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Dec

01

2021

Old Man Palm Named For Its Bearded Trunk

The Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita) is native to Cuba and is well-known for its unique trunk, with its thick covering of fibers that resembles...

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Nov

24

2021

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...

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Nov

17

2021

Dwarf Poinciana Tree: Small Wonder

One cannot miss noticing the Dwarf Poinciana (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) as it stands out and brightens the landscape with its showy reddish-orange and yellow flowers. It...

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Nov

10

2021

Dutchman’s Pipe is a haven for the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Dutchman’s pipe (Aristolochia durior) is a woody vine that produces flowers shaped like curved pipes with heart-shaped leaves. These S-shaped flowers are produced in late...

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Nov

03

2021

Whorled Class – Walter’s Viburnum – is a good addition to any garden

Whorled Class – Walter’s Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) is a lovely small shrub that grows quite well in our area. This plant has a mounding, compact...

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