YELLOW TABS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE: WHERE DID ALL THE BLOOMS GO?

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Maria Muhlhahn, ArtisTree Purchasing Manager, FCHP, ISA Certified Arborist First, the brakes lights -- then a head turn. Yellow tabs have a way of slowing down traffic on the busiest streets in Florida. But there’s also a downside that admirers tend to forget: the Yellow Tabebuia is a spring bloomer, which means you’re going to absolutely adore it March and April and then just kind of forget about it after that. And that’s too bad, because the yellow tab should be hailed for several other Continue Reading

DO YOUR PALMS MEASURE UP PRICE-WISE?

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Q:  I’ve renovated my landscape several times but am never sure if I’m comparing apples to apples when reviewing designs from different companies.  Could you enlighten me on the industry lingo used for palms so I know exactly what I’m paying for? A:  First, we’re glad you’re always keeping your landscapes fresh and new.  Many people don’t realize the life expectancy of plants in Southwest Florida.  The biggest challenge when comparing designs and costs is the size of the recommended palm.  Continue Reading

THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

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Situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico, this home was subjected to direct salt spray and unobstructed storms year round. The homeowners, who wanted to share their coastal lifestyle with family and friends, asked ArtisTree to create a no-turf landscape that was aesthetically pleasing, functional and congruent with the home’s architecture. They also requested that the design achieve the highest level of LEED accreditation possible: Platinum.  More photos below. The Design Since the Continue Reading

HEARTS OF PALM: EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

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by Maria Muhlhahn, ArtisTree Operations Manager, Landscape Division Hearts of palm, also locally known as swamp cabbage, is a vegetable harvested from the core and growing bud of a young palm (less than a year old). Peach palm is the most notable palm used agriculturally to harvest the heart of palm you might enjoy in your salad. Palm hearts are regarded as a delicacy as harvesting is labor intensive. Florida’s wild Sabal palmetto was once a source of hearts of palm but is now protected by Continue Reading