In this Issue:
  • Yaupon Hollies Are a Great Fit and Tasty Too!
  • Native Yuccas: Low Maintenance, Slow Growing and Attractive Blooms
  • Succulents Thrive in Summer Heat
  • March – Time for Lions and Lambs
  • Gaillardia pulchella for Summer Color
  • Xeriscaping

    Yaupon Hollies Are a Great Fit and Tasty Too!

    Yaupon hollies (Ilex vomitoria) are evergreen, provide great fall/winter color, and can adapt to numerous landscape situations.  They are also very durable and can survive extreme drought. Characteristics Yaupon hollies are dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are produced on separate plants and berries are only produced on female plants.  Flowers are creamy white, but …

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    Native Yuccas: Low Maintenance, Slow Growing and Attractive Blooms

    Being sharp is usually considered a complement. It implies the recipient of this assessment has the intellectual ability and the mental acuity to handle with ease the rigors of contemporary life. In north Florida’s native plant world the yucca genus was sharp long before people employed it in landscapes. It also has the sharp pointy …

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    Succulents Thrive in Summer Heat

    Summer is here, along with its heat, humidity, drought and stress! One easy way to garden during summer is to use succulents and other drought adapted plants. Succulents are heat-adapted, water-efficient plants often associated with deserts and dunes. Usually succulents have thick leaves or stems that store water. A cactus is a familiar type of …

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    March – Time for Lions and Lambs

    “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?” Weather sayings can be quite colorful. Some of them may be connected to scientific observations, while others are more superstitious in nature. What the weather will do this month can change on a moment’s notice. March is definitely one of the …

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    Gaillardia pulchella for Summer Color

    Gaillardia is a favorite one of many wildflowers throughout the United States.  It is a member of the Aster family, and is most commonly known as Indian Blanket or Blanket Flower.  Individual plants can reach up to 2 feet high.  They are heat and drought tolerant and, in Northwest Florida, flower from summer through fall. The entrance …

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