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March 11, 2019 |

There are so many reasons to love the philodendron family, which makes sense considering its peculiar name comes from the Greek words for “love” and “tree.” Originally cultivated in the Amazon rainforest, philodendrons come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some varieties show off upright forms with large leaves in a range…

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butterfly with flower in garden

Gardening for Butterflies

March 4, 2019 |

There’s so much more to your garden’s atmosphere than the plants you put in it. Our yard just isn’t an oasis without other aspects of nature, like chirping birds, rustling leaves, and yes, even insects. One of the most elegant, beautiful insects we can welcome to the garden is the butterfly. It’s hard not to…

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Bromeliad Basics

February 27, 2019 |

Whether you’ve heard the name or not, chances are you’ve experienced the bold beauty of the bromeliad – with glossy, strappy leaves and neon inflorescence rising from the center. They offer a unique, bold aesthetic with bright color and personality, and lucky for us, unlike most of the country, they are right at home here…

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Growing Tropical Fruit

February 18, 2019 |

Not much can compare to the distinct, delicious flavor of tropical fruits. Although most hail from rainforests in faraway places, you don’t actually have to live in the jungle to grow them. Luckily, our hot, humid climate allows us to grow many exotic crops right here in Florida! Read on for some of our favorite…

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Coral Rose

The Colors of Spring

February 10, 2019 |

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get busy planning your garden for the upcoming season. A little pre-planning goes a long way when it comes to choosing your mix of plants and flowers for the garden because impulse-buying at the greenhouse can lead to a busy backyard that with…

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purple orchids sitting near window with sunlight


February 4, 2019 |

There are very few plants that capture our imagination quite like orchids do. They combine stunning elegance and beauty and bring style into the home unlike any other houseplant. There are many different varieties of orchids, some of which have spent years growing in remote locations that have allowed them to evolve into unique beauties.…

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flowers in tin purple watering pot

Basic Container Gardening

January 28, 2019 |

Gorgeous containers filled with flourishing plants don’t have to be exclusively found in magazines or on TV. The key to a successful container garden is to first create the ideal environment for your plants, and then apply basic design principles to create a cohesive look. Don’t let this overwhelm you – with our basic container…

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The Basics of Fertilizer

January 21, 2019 |

Fertilizers can be vital to the performance of our gardens – either by fueling our high-performance annuals, or in boosting the vitality of our favorite edibles – but they can also be confusing and downright overwhelming. It seems like it should be simple to find a fertilizer that is tailored to the needs of your…

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How to Get Spectacular Soil

January 14, 2019 |

Quality matters, and nowhere else in your garden does that become more obvious than a good foundation of healthy soil. Quality is also worth the investment, so while you don’t need to be a scientist to garden, understanding your garden’s dirt is important to get the best results from your blooms. If you take the…

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Pink Bougainvillea

Beautiful Bougainvillaea

January 7, 2019 |

Beautiful Bougainvillaea   Bougainvillaea have earned themselves a reputation as the gorgeous plant with a tough reputation. Popular for their lush, tropical style and explosions of colorful blooms, they are incredibly disease and pest resistant, making them an ideal choice for bringing beauty to any garden. Despite their straight-from-the-oasis appeal, though, they also have some…

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