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Florida landscapes pop with begonias and coconut palms

Florida Landscapes Look Less Crammed with Simple Groupings

Simple design goes a long way, as shown in this stunning waterfront property graced with begonias and coconut palms. Designed by Venice-based ArtisTree Landscape. Florida landscapes look better less crammed, and that’s putting it mildly if you listen to ArtisTree Landscape Designer Clinton Lak. “Florida newcomers enamored with our tropical…

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Florida Firecracker Plant

Florida Firecracker Plants Explode with Color

Florida firecracker plants add a spectacular display of brilliant color to almost landscape, but a word of advice. You don’t tell them what to do; they tell you. That’s because these fiery specimens have minds of their own, spilling this way and that with fountain-like red blooms that attract hummingbirds…

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Southwest Florida Ribbon Palms a Gift from Mother Nature

Southwest Florida ribbon palms are gifts that keep on giving. Their “ribbons” are actually long fronds that have split from their fan-shaped base. When a breeze picks up, so do the ribbons -- gently fluttering and swirling all year long. But don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance. Rugged and…

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Variegated Dwarf Pandanus Earns Stripes in Southwest Florida

Variegated Dwarf Pandanus carries tropical clout in Southwest Florida with long strappy leaves striped in stunning green and yellow. It’s one of those “love at first sight” plants you’ll fall even harder for when you see how little care this exotic specimen requires. The Dwarf Pandanus, or Pandanus baptistii, is…

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