Plants & Shrubs
Strawberries are a cool season crop in Florida, and the time to plant is now! Make sure the growing conditions are right and take care to fertilize, water, and protect your crops from animals. Follow our harvest guidelines and choose one of these Florida-friendly cultivars.
A quintessentially Floridian plant, palms are a perfect accent for any home. Palms are unique and require care that is different from other trees, so understanding what they need before planting creates the best opportunity for them to thrive.
Your bushes need some attention this month. Don’t “shrub” it off—this article provides everything you need to properly care for your shrubs in preparation for spring. Included are our pro tips for pruning, shaping, planting, watering, and fertilizing.
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.