Growing a Green Thumb

How do I get started?

Look with a critical eye. What is it you’re dealing with? Is the area prone to erosion, steeply sloped and hard to mow? Dealing with shaded areas? Experiencing well-drained sandy soils or occasional flooding? Is salt spray an issue?  Begin by identifying the growing conditions. Then, identify plants that can exist in harmony with the site. Right plant, right place means matching plants with the growing conditions.

Heart shaped green caladium with red veins grown in a container.

Caladium ‘Red Flash’

Evergreen native Florida plant blooms in fall with purple seed heads.

Muhly

Lance shaped white leaf caladium with green veins.

Caladium ‘Candidum’

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