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Coontie Adds a Prehistoric Touch to Florida Landscape

We could start with how much sun this hardy cycad requires and where you should plant it, but let’s skip to the fascinating part about Indians, cyanide-like toxin and dinosaurs. Meet the coontie plant. Well before Florida was “discovered” in 1513, the native Calusa and Timucuan people were using the…

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Luis Garcia


He was a laborer who asked for an opportunity and got it. Today, thirteen years later, Luis Garcia oversees mow crews for a nationally ranked, $18-million company called ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design based in Venice, FL. Despite pleas from his parents to stay in El Salvador and finish high…

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