Garden Spotlight: Ixora
Ixora area a typical plant in the Florida landscape and for a good reason.
The plants possess leathery leaves, ranging from 3 to 6 inches in length. The Ixora produce massive clusters of tiny flowers that bloom year-round thanks to our tropical climate. Flowers are most often found in a coral-pink color. Red, orange, goldenrod and sometimes pale green flowers are not uncommon either. A single flower cluster can last for 6 to eight weeks.
We were pleased to receive the following note from one of our clients: read more →
HAPPY NEW YEAR! ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT GETTING IN SHAPE? WE SURE ARE!
While much of the world is thinking about getting in shape as a New Year’s resolution, in landscape it takes on a different meaning.
Did you know that January and February are the best time to prune trees in South Florida? This is the dormant period in the tree’s growth cycle. Therefore, it’s less stressful and the best time for pruning. Because trees do not have to multi-task and split energy between healing and growing, you’ll have more lush and vibrant foliage.
We’ve started using the Carmona as an alternative to Ilex Vomitoria or the ‘Schilling’s Dwarf, which is a very slow grower and takes forever to fill in when planted. read more →
Mother Nature & The Price of Petunias
What does the price of petunias have to do with the price of tea in China? Well, nothing but Petunia pricing, like other plant material pricing, is related to the housing market recovery. While the market recovery is positive, the downside is that it’s at the root in the rise of plant pricing whether you are purchasing for your commercial project or residential landscape So, what’s the scoop? Let us explain. read more →
Green Island Ficus
Low maintenance landscaping. That is a key phrase that we hear most commonly when discussing landscape design and installations. When it comes to hedges, we have become quite fond of the Green Island Ficus.
Don’t let words ‘Ficus’ and ‘hedges’ in the same sentence fool you! read more →
What’s Bugging You?
While it has been reported that Giant African Land Snails are on the decline, they have not been entirely eradicated and can be a big problem. read more →
Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions about Tree and Palm Pruning
Aside from being a catchy headline, Lion’s Tail and Mohawk really do have a place in the ‘Terms You Should Know’ category for storm preparation. read more →
South Florida summers are hot and your plants know it. Nanak’s Landscaping team shares this checklist on how to keep your plants and landscape healthy and beautiful. read more →