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Southwest Florida palms

Southwest Florida Palms: Keep Those Fronds On!

Yes, we know. Cold temperatures in Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice just won’t go away, and those lovely Southwest Florida palms in your front yard look like they’re having some serious droop issues. Makes you want to call a tree trimmer right now so those pitiful fronds hanging down can be…

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Landscape palms

Use a Variety of Palms to Spice Up Your Florida Landscape

Some Florida gardeners prefer to keep it simple with their palm selections, and we totally understand why. There are, after all, more than 2,500 different types to choose from, and they each require different growing conditions. It can be intimidating to say at the very least -- and tempting to go…

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plant with frost on leaves

ARTISTREE: AVOIDING A FLORIDA-FROST FRENZY

Q: Holy cryonics! My nephew told me if I watered my plants before a Florida freeze, they’d be as hard as a frozen theropod. If that’s the case, how do I protect my landscape investment from Mother Nature’s moods? A: Your nephew’s been watching way too many dinosaur movies. Well-watered…

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Hearts

HEARTS OF PALM: EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

Hearts of palm, also locally known as swamp cabbage, is a vegetable harvested from the core and growing bud of a young palm (less than a year old). Peach palm is the most notable palm used agriculturally to harvest the heart of palm you might enjoy in your salad. Palm…

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