Grimal Grove Mangos

World Famous GRIMAL GROVE After 160mph Winds Video

This legendary tropical fruit property in the Florida Keys had a massive hurricane roll throughRead More…

Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco

Reaching a height of 15 feet and a spread of 15 feet, salt-tolerant Cocoplum growsRead More…

Sabal Palmetto or Cabbage Palm

The sabal palm, or cabbage palm, is native to Florida and coastal regions of NorthRead More…

Mangrove Black – White – Red – the Protector of Our Florida Keys Coastlines

The Mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. The term isRead More…

American Beautyberry – Callicarpa americana a Florida Keys Favorite

Beautyberry a rapidly-growing North American native forms a rather loosely-arranged, rounded shrub, five to eightRead More…

Coontie in the Florida Keys Yard

Sunshine State gardeners have rediscovered the Florida coontie (Figure 1) as a native plant wellRead More…

Monroe County Master Gardeners – 13 Plant Clinics April to June

The Monroe County Master Gardeners are holding 13 plant clinics at three locations this springRead More…

Native Plants Take a Stand Against Hurricanes

Many Florida Keys property owners will be tasked with replacing landscaping damaged by Hurricane Irma.Read More…

Black Torch – A Beach Lover That Can Be Used As A Torch

Black torch shrub (Erithalis fruticosa) is threatened in Florida because the coastal hammocks in whichRead More…

Celebrate Sea Grapes – Beauty Nostalgia of Old South Florida

Visitors to the Florida Keys see them as robust shrubs and trees with large, round,Read More…

Gumbo Limbo – Not a New Dance But Good for Native Landscaping

These days, most merry-go-round horses are made from molded fiberglass and plastic. However, in theRead More…

Florida Keys Cacti – Barbed-Wire and Florida Semaphore Cactus

While many folks associate cactus with the sand and heat of a desert in theRead More…

Create an Oasis for Butterflies in Your Florida Keys Landscape

Most of us have heard the saying, “Build it and they will come.” Can weRead More…

Plants Iguanas and Key Deer Ignore or Eat

Iguanas and Key Deer are plant eating animals and will eat many kinds of plants.Read More…

Mangoes As Money Makes The Most Of A Fruity Season

South Floridians are no strangers to mangoes – the time of year when round colorfulRead More…

Health Can Bloom in the Florida Keys Home Garden

No one thinks of the Florida Keys as a major farming community anymore, but itRead More…

Poisonwood: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

More than 150 native plants call the Florida Keys their home and a few peopleRead More…

Stock Island Nursery Cultivates Rare and Endangered Plants

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is a Stock Island nursery that isRead More…

DOT Gives 4 Miles of Islamorada U.S. 1 a New Bloom

Rows of new pink bougainvillea and other plants now line four miles of the IslamoradaRead More…

Dahoon Holly is Tolerant and Colorful

Pagans wore holly in their hair to ward off evil spirits and gave it asRead More…

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