Archive for the ‘Plant Pick’ Category

Hotties that can Handle the Heat

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

It’s summer in Florida.  That means the weather is in the 90 + degree range.  Add some of our humidity, and it feels like over 100 + degrees!

If your house is on the market this time of year, you definitely need to be aware of the weather. For us Floridians this means the grass needs to be watered and mowed regularly; we need to take care of weeds that tend to grow everywhere; and if we want to put out some flowering plants, we need to pick the ones that can handle this heat.

Thanks to the knowledgeable people at my local landscape nursery, I found 3 beauties that thrive in this weather.

Angelonias           Marigolds                Periwinkles

Angelonias           Marigolds           Periwinkles

All three of these flowering beauties like full sun, can bear this heat and just need to be watered every 2-3 days.

Cold Weather Beauties

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

If you are looking for the right flowering plants this winter to spruce up your yard for showings, I have a couple of suggestions. Actually, I have three of them.

Pleasing Petunias 

GeraniumsGreat Geraniums

Perfect for Planting Pansies

All of these flowering plants do better in the cooler weather. As long as the temperatures stay above freezing, they are good to go.  But a couple of hours below
32 F won’t hurt them. Oh, and they like sun too

So show off your winter colors. They will create great property appeal!

Poinsettias are the Holiday Pick!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Regardless of the color or size, poinsettias add wonderful beauty to any home. Display them inside or out.  They’re enjoyment for you and your prospective buyers!


Mums – It’s Sometimes the Word…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

… but always the plant for fall!

Amidst the the falling leaves, acorns and other debris that is cluttering your landscape, walkways and driveways in the fall, mums do a fantastic job of drawing good attention to your property. They offer a tremendous bloom of color and are the perfect plant for October and November in Florida.  With their popular yellow and orange color tones, it can put you in the mood for fall, whether or not the weather does.  The blooms last about 6 to 8 weeks and add a wonderful “pop” of color to an outdoor patio, a front entrance or a hard to grow spot in your yard.

DSC01838 mums tree2

So check with your local hardware store or nursery to find out what blooming beauty works in your climate this season.  It only takes a little bit of  color to go a long way in creating great appeal.