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Ponytail Palms Overlooked in Florida Landscapes

Ponytail palms abound in pots and nurseries, but try finding them in Florida landscapes. Sure, you’ll spot them occasionally, but the Hollywood types of foxtails, wild dates and Cuban royals seem to be overshadowing them lately. And that’s too bad, because ponytails are perfectly fine specimens that have their own…

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Lanai Landscaping in Sarasota: Think Outside the Pool Cage

Lanai landscaping looks easy enough, doesn’t it? You plant pretty things inside your pool cage and then plant more outside for extra beauty and privacy. All looks great, so you start hosting pool parties. But months later your lanai looks like it’s taken a dive. What’s up? It’s the most…

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Wrong Landscape Maintenance Company Can Cause Domino Effect

“Wrong landscape maintenance company,” the landscape chair thought, watching crews race through the yards and whacking hedges. His HOA community had directed him to find a low-priced provider, but they wanted a high-quality product as well. The landscape chair eventually got his price, suspecting a few minor corners might be…

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Emerald Blanket Carissa A Top Groundcover Shrub in Florida

Emerald Blanket Carissa is a sparkling groundcover choice for Southwest Florida residents because, well, you can cover a lot of ground with it. For starters, its deep-green leaves look lovely next to colorful annuals such as Purslane or Blue Daze. And there’s nothing prettier than seeing a rich swath of…

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