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Dec

30

2020

Variegated ginger – add color to shady areas

The variegated ginger is a beautifully striped plant with green and yellow foliage that many homeowners and gardeners utilize as part of their landscape design....

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Dec

23

2020

Sun grown bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West...

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Dec

16

2020

White Bird of Paradise

White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai), stands out with its large leaves and exotic flower. It grows in a clumping form and is one of...

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Dec

09

2020

Staghorn Fern – Vegetated Art

The Staghorn Fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa, and America.   Mainly known for their growth in...

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Dec

02

2020

Fiddle Leaf Fig is Music to the Ears

‘Fiddle Leaf Fig’ sounds like music to my ears. Such a fitting name for a plant whose leaves resemble the shape of violins, the Fiddle...

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Nov

25

2020

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,...

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Nov

18

2020

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...

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Nov

11

2020

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...

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Nov

04

2020

Beauty queen of the butterfly garden

With such an intriguing name, the golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) sounds magical, and its beauty is a tell-tale sign for that. If given proper love...

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Oct

28

2020

Ixora: a quintessential plant of Southwest Florida

Ixora ‘Nora Grant’ (xora coccinia) pronounced “icks-SORE-ah” is perhaps one of the most quintessential plants of Southwest Florida presenting its colorful hot-pink flowers, which bloom...

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Oct

21

2020

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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Oct

14

2020

Seabreeze Bamboo

Seabreeze Bamboo (Bambusa Malingensis) is an excellent choice to create a natural living green privacy screen in your garden. A non-invasive, clumping bamboo, it does...

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