Tag Archive: Landscape Design

succulent landscape

FLORIDA SUCCULENTS LIKE IT HIGH AND DRY.

Q: When we moved to southwest Florida, I thought it would be so easy to plant succulents and not have to tend them. But mine look lifeless and just kind of sit there (I did add mulch around them). What am I doing wrong? A: Sounds like you’re not working…

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triple bottle palm

DESIGNING YOUR LANAI WITH BOTTLE PALMS.

Q: My neighbor says I should stay away from planting palms inside my lanai because they get too big. Aren’t there any slow growers out there? Besides, I can keep them trimmed myself. A: We agree you have to be thoughtful about planting palms inside lanais, but if you select…

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Liriope

Q&ARTISTREE: A LITTLE LIRIOPE GOES A LONG WAY.

Q: I live in Sarasota, FL, and am searching for a groundcover that isn’t “vine-y” looking but still provides good coverage. Any ideas? I don’t want any kind of creeping plant. A: I have a beautiful choice for you: Liriope muscari, or lilyturf. As the clumps mature, they merge into…

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