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MOTHER’S DAY AND MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE

I think I can safely say that no one on has ever surprised Mom on Mother’s Day with a nice breakfast in bed and a tall bouquet of mother-in-law’s tongue. Which is too bad, because being the landscape designer that I am, I have a special affinity for any plant…

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A SOD STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING

An HOA community was frustrated over why sod installed by their previous landscape company wouldn’t grow in a heavily shaded area. They had already replaced it twice. When ArtisTree came on board, they asked us to replace it again. Instead, we explained why a groundcover would be a more suitable…

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Japanese boxwood

THE CLASSY JAPANESE BOXWOOD: AN ARTISTREE FAVORITE

Q: I’m searching for a small, evergreen shrub that can complement my more colorful plants. I hate to say the word “plain,” but I’m really wanting something that doesn’t flower and is just one shade of green. What do you suggest? I live in Southwest Florida. A: We recommend the…

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black magic ti plant

BLACK MAGIC TI PLANT ADDS DRAMA TO GARDENS.

Q: On my last visit to Sarasota, I remember seeing a beautiful, upright plant with leaves the color of eggplant (they were almost black). We’re moving here and I’d like to plant a few. A friend said it was a tie-something but I can’t find it anywhere on the Internet.…

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