When’s the last time you thought of adding a touch of silver to your garden? Silver-leafed plants and palms can transform nearly any landscape design into a spellbinding array of color. Coupled with almost any shade (blue, pink, red, orange or purple), they can tone down rich colors or add a nice focal point to your shaded areas (many varieties are low maintenance, too).

Interestingly, the silver foliage on many drought-tolerant plants serves as a survival mechanism by reflecting the sun’s rays and conserving water. Some of ArtisTree’s favorite silver plants and palms are Artemisia, dusty miller, silver palmetto (a Florida native) and the dazzling silver Bismarck palm. You’d be surprised at how just a touch of silver will break up monotony of “just green” plants, so why not try out a few? We bet they’ll be just the silver lining you’ve been looking for.

If you’re interested in a professional opinion, call ArtisTree Landscape at 941.488.8897. We have award-winning landscape designers on staff who go above and beyond to make your dreams a reality. ArtisTree serves residents and maintenance-free communities in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties throughout Southwest Florida.


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