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Why Florida Pitch Apple Is Sarasota’s “Signature” Plant

A row of Florida Pitch Apple shrubs surrounds this cozy Sarasota oasis. Sarasota homeowners sign off on Florida Pitch Apple for its hardy good looks and versatility of being grown as a shrub, hedge or tree. But did you know you can actually “sign” its leathery leaves? Yes, you can…

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ArtisTree Plantopinions: Plumeria Can Be a Stick in the Mud

Plumeria (also known as Frangipani) is often associated with botanical gardens. But drive around Sarasota or Venice in the summer, and you’ll see it popping up in many neighborhoods. It can turn a residence into an instant tropical showplace with its bright blooms and large leaves. (In Hawaii, the flowers…

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ArtisTree Plantopinions: Are Thryallis Shrubs Shrubby Enough?

The whole thrill of thryallis is seeing thousands of lemon-colored blooms bloom with abandon. These graceful sun chasers look spectacular planted in masses, in large patio pots or along entry steps. But even with their sunny personality, thryallis shrubs aren't the most popular member of Florida’s traditional "Shrub Club" because…

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HOA Lawn Care: ArtisTree Explains the Art of Mowing

Now that April is here, most ArtisTree communities are transitioning from biweekly to weekly mow schedules pending their contract specifications. Why is frequency of mowing so important for HOA lawn care in our area? Here we grow again. First of all, it’s growing season. Your turfgrass is going to grow…

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