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Coral tree brings the tropics to the backyard

Monday, June 18, 2018

Coral tree brings the tropics to the backyard

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Home store plants to avoid

Monday, June 18, 2018

They’re impossible to avoid and hard to resist, but not all plants sold in big box stores are good for us. Here are some to avoid and why.

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Effective, easy South Florida groundcovers

Monday, June 18, 2018

Finding the right plants for groundcover is tricky. At its most basic, groundcover needs to block enough of the bare soil to discourage weeds, while simultaneously requiring minimal maintenance. The cover should spread to create a mat, but not become invasive. If it flowers or becomes a focal point, so much the better.

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What flower is a South Florida gardener’s best friend? Hint: not impatiens

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What flower is a South Florida gardener’s best friend? Hint: not impatiens

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He found the mysterious lemon growing on doorsteps in China. Now it’s a US favorite.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

He found the mysterious lemon growing on doorsteps in China. Now it’s a US favorite.

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What flower tolerates poor soil, little water and Miami’s summers — and is edible?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What flower tolerates poor soil, little water and Miami’s summers — and is edible?

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This plant’s many species range from houseplants to ground cover to shrubs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This plant’s many species range from houseplants to ground cover to shrubs

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A hurricane wrecked your yard. Now what?

Friday, September 29, 2017

A hurricane wrecked your yard. Now what?

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Royal poinciana is a Florida favorite

Friday, August 25, 2017

Royal poinciana is a Florida favorite

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Weed’s tale: the beguiling marsh pennywort

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Weed’s tale: the beguiling marsh pennywort

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