Posts Tagged: landscapes

July Tips & Tricks for South Florida Landscapes “Royal Poinciana tree of the month”

  Royal Poinciana Royal poinciana (Delonix regia) tree in full bloom, Miami. Photo by Scott Zonna. Summer in Florida means different things to everyone. While some think only of the stifling heat, other people see themselves relaxing in paradise, perhaps in a hammock swaying gently beneath a gorgeously blooming shade tree. For those in South Florida, royal… Read more »

June Tips & Tricks for South Florida Landscapes

This month we will be assessing our landscapes, particularly our trees since this is the beginning of our hurricane season which starts June1 and runs through October 31,2015. Tree Risk Assessment This tree had co-dominant stems instead of a strong central trunk, leaving it vulnerable to storm damage. Making sure the trees surrounding your home… Read more »

May Tips & Tricks for South Florida Landscapes “Gardenia, plant of the month”

Gardenias Gardenias may not be low-maintenance plants, but many Southern gardeners think they’re worth the effort. And now there are hardier varieties available that better withstand typical gardenia problems like sooty mold. Gardenias are evergreen shrubs that grow in height from 2-15 feet (depending on the cultivar), forming mounds of glossy, dark-green foliage. Leaves are… Read more »