Category: Plant Education

Strawberries

Strawberries

November is the time to plant this popular commercial strawberry.  Harvest big sweet berries from late December until May. They should be planted about a foot apart, the same depth as the pot (maybe slightly higher).  Be careful that you don’t plant the crown of...
Crinum Lily (Crinum Americanun)

Crinum Lily (Crinum Americanun)

Now if you like to grow lilies, why not grow the biggest lily in the world? Crinum Americanun is a white flowering cultivar that is native to south Florida. Common names for this plant are Florida Swamp Lily, String Lily, but most refer to it as White Crinum. The...
Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

View this plant and you think you are in paradise.  This South African wonder is called Bird of Paradise because the flower resembles one, and, of course, with the yellow-orange, blue colors you must be in paradise. The Bird of Paradise is a clump growing perennial...
Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle Video Tips – Short and Sweet Segment The crepe myrtle is a hardy, versatile landscape plant. While popularly used as a small flowering tree, new cultivars can be used as ground covers and even as hanging baskets. Most commonly grown as a tree or...
Florida Roses

Florida Roses

Perhaps the most well known flower in the world, the rose, has been cultivated for centuries. In central Florida they bloom all year long. Our roses produce from five to seven flushed of bloom each year. There are all kinds of rose cultivars and types available, but...