FLORIDA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Florida-specific articles. Enjoy!

A MASTERPIECE OF A PLANT

‘Picasso’s Paintbrush’ croton Story and Photos by Kenny Coogan kennycoogan.com ‘Picasso’s Paintbrush’ croton is a slow-growing plant that is relatively new on the scene. It was a huge focal point at a recent plant show I attended, with many people walking out the gate with them. Small 4-inch plants were selling for around $10, while …

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DR. ROBERT SITLER

Making a garden, and saving our springs with native plants Story by Bill Pitts Photo by Ana Eire Dr. Robert Sitler is a specialist in Mayan culture and author of The Living Maya. He is also the most successful native plant gardener I know in Central Florida. Fifteen years ago, Bob was part of the …

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PRETTY PETUNIAS

An ongoing series of beautiful container ideas Story and Photo by Diana Sageser Pictured here is a very simple, yet striking container for sunny locations. Using only three plant varieties, but choosing different colors that blend nicely gives this pot the “wow” factor. As the plants mature and begin to drape over the front and …

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BEAUTIFUL BEGONIAS

An ongoing series of beautiful container ideas Story and Photo by Diana Sageser I love travelling. It gives me a chance to walk around neighborhoods to see what other people have planted. Last year, in Kansas, I came across this stunning container located on the north side of a stone-faced house. Although this was in …

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