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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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palm with twine

ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF YOUR PALMS WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

Q: I’m no tree expert, but I just had two palms installed, and the twine around the fronds was removed right away. Shouldn’t it be left on until the palms are established? A:  You may be confusing twine-wrapping for wood braces that are positioned against the trunks to stabilize palms. Wood braces…

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