Plants & Shrubs
Many sun-loving Florida plants do well in the heat but are not hardy enough to withstand an overnight freeze. Keep an eye on the forecast and prepare your plants properly to keep them happy and healthy all winter long.
Many types of bamboo thrive in Florida—they are ideal for privacy screens or beautiful landscape accents. Cold hardiness is an important factor in choosing a variety, and most bamboo types aren’t as invasive as you may have heard.
When it comes to choosing the perfect shrubbery, plumbago and snow-on-the-mountain should be in the running. Both are beautiful, low-maintenance options for Florida homeowners that will add a subtle splash of color to any landscape.
Black sooty mold on plant leaves hinders growth and indicates an insect infestation. Eliminating the mold means first identifying the pests, then spraying the proper insecticide. Take preventative measures and look out for warning signs to keep black sooty mold from coming back.
Known as the flower of Hawaiian leis, the fragrant plumeria grows on small- to medium-sized trees that thrive in the warmth of South Florida. Gardeners in Central and North Florida can also enjoy plumeria if they take care to protect the trees from the cold.
Amaryllis plants are once-a-year bloomers that produce spectacular trumpet-shaped flowers in reds, pinks, whites, and corals. Florida gardeners, plant your amaryllis in sunny beds outside or put them in pots in bright places inside. In healthy conditions, amaryllis will grow for decades.
Hibiscus is the quintessential tropical plant that makes most people think of Hawaii and vacation. Plant some in your yard and enjoy vivid blooms and greenery for many months of the year. In this blog, we talk about three main types of hibiscus, including cold-hardy varieties.
Add texture, color, and romance to your landscaping with the installation of climbing vines. Grow them on trellises, arbors, pergolas, and fences. You can find vines that flourish across the spectrum of conditions, including full sun, deep shade, and salty air.
Prepare now for fall landscaping tasks. Calendar the projects, purchase supplies, and get equipment ready. You will be final-fertilizing lawns, monitoring pest activity, and dialing in irrigation schedules. You may also choose to switch out annuals and add new shrubs and trees.