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Flowering Plants
Tropical Plants
Privacy Hedges & Shrubs
Fragrant Plants
Misc. Articles of Interest


Flowering Plants

Butterfly Gardens
 
Butterfly Gardens
How to grow a garden that will attract butterflies.


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Hybrid Flowering Shrubs for Florida
Florida gardeners enjoy a wide variety of flowering shrubs, many of which are so popular that they have gardening clubs dedicated to them.


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Flowering Shrubs for Florida
Flowering shrubs are the backbone of any garden. This is especially true in warm-climate states like Florida, where it's possible for some shrubs to have more than one blooming cycle.


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Full-Sun Rock Garden Plants
Rock gardens are the gardener's opportunity to create a miniature landscape resembling mountain scenery.


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Full Sun Year-Round Blooming Plants for Flower Beds
Some plants can give you flowers all year long if you know where to look. These year-round-blooming plants are great for the landscape, because they extend the viewing time of the garden.


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Best Flowers to Grow in Full Sun
When choosing flowers for your landscape, you need to consider the amount of sun that will hit the planting area. Six hours of sun or more a day is considered "full sun."



Tropical Plants

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Shallow Rooted Tropical Plants
Because tropical plants are generally found in rain forests they have shallow root systems that are used for absorbing nutrients.



Privacy Hedges & Shrubs

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How to Grow a Privacy Hedge in South Florida
A hedge is a group of shrubs planted close enough together to make an impenetrable border.


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Good Shrubs for South Florida
South Florida falls in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 and 11; in Florida, this means "very hot and humid." Here, the problem is not finding cold-hardy plants, but heat-tolerant ones.


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Hybrid Flowering Shrubs for Florida
Florida gardeners enjoy a wide variety of flowering shrubs, many of which are so popular that they have gardening clubs dedicated to them.


Kill Chinch Bugs Naturally
 

Flowering Shrubs for Florida
Flowering shrubs are the backbone of any garden. This is especially true in warm-climate states like Florida, where it's possible for some shrubs to have more than one blooming cycle.




Fragrant Plants

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Fragrant Plants for a Full-sun Garden
Plants and flowers should also cater to a homeowner's personal preference in color, variety and even scent.



Misc. Articles of Interest

Kill Chinch Bugs Naturally
 
Kill Chinch Bugs Naturally
Chinch bugs are a small bug that can cause damage to your lawn. They are common during the springtime, but can be prevalent during the fall as well. When the bugs are nymphs, an early stage of the bug's development, they can eat the grass in your lawn and cause significant damage.


Fertilizing Florida Fruit Trees
 
How to Fertilize Florida Fruit Trees
There isn't one way to fertilize all Florida fruit trees. Florida has temperate, subtropical and tropical climates, and fruit trees that grow in each.


Good Mowing Practices
 
Good Mowing Practices
When deciding on a mowing height, the most important consideration is the variety of turfgrass. Use the table below to determine the optimum height for your turf. During the hottest months, the higher cut is recommended.


Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners
 
Water Conservation Tips for Homeowners
Did you ever think that you could be saving water by using an irrigation system? Probably not, but if your irrigation system is correctly designed, installed and maintained, it will help minimize the amount of water you use and still keep your lawn and landscape looking healthy.


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Low Mantenance Plants for South Florida
This publication was developed in response to requests from participants in the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) program in Miami-Dade County for a list of recommended landscape plants suitable for south Florida. The resulting list includes over 350 low-maintenance plants.

 





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