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!

Mums do a fantastic job of adding a wonderful pop of color to your front entrance or outdoor patio areas. They 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. This is a super easy way of creating great curb appeal!