SausEdge - get the edge on your beds...

November 8, 2009 by Rick

At most Florida Home Depot stores, SausEdge is a new way we developed to quickly and easily ...get an edge on your beds. The unique biodegradable paper covered tube of soil and roots holds together for guaranteed success. The tube dries out slower and breathes to maintain the proper water to air to root relationship for success. Bury the tube and mulch the bed for best success. Now is a great time to get a beautiful edge on your plant and flower beds to add the finished look to your yard. Try this new innovation and see just how easy and effective it is.

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  4 feet of Plant Edging per package – Half the Work and Half the Cost of Container Plants

 Cuban Gold Duranta SausEdge TM

Cuban Gold Duranta - Very Popular - Easy to Grow Perennial – Ideal for Edging – Shear it to keep it the desired size. Reduce the amount of turf by adding SausEdge around all your beds and add continuity to your design by tying the bed together. Add color contrast and interest and give your home a major shot of curb appeal.

 

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It is so much easier than planting individual pots and you will be so much more successful if you use SausEdge.

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Dig a shallow trench or use your edger as a trencher. Cover SausEdge with soil and water daily until it is well established

SmallSausedge Multicolor Josephs Coat

Multicolor Joseph's Coat is durable and very Florida Friendly.

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Slice your SausEdge TM into individual plants to stretch your dollars even further.

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Ornamental Grass - Putting on a Show

October 25, 2009 by Rick

Muhly Grass is a Florida Friendly native grass that is a spectacular fall bloomer.

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This grass is widely adaptable to wet and dry areas throughout Florida

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Look for them now in most Florida Home Depot stores.

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Red Fountain Grass is the most popular ornamental grass. Use ornamental grass as a substitute for thirsty turf areas where you don't want to irrigate as much.

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Ornamental Grass adds accent structure and height to a garden.

Fountain Grasses work well in containers. Be sure you cut back the old foliage and flowers in February to 4 inches above the soil line so all new foliage and flowers resprout to repeat the spectacular show again each year.

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Movement is another design element that adds interest and is most easily attained with ornamental grasses sited to sway in the breeze.

 

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Garden Sculpture and Structure - NC Botanical Gardens

September 29, 2009 by Rick


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While attending the Garden Writers Symposium in Raleigh, I toured gardens of North Carolina with 650 garden writers from North America. Look for more garden posts soon. Botanical Gardens are a place of beauty and learning. Check out our http://www.floridafriendlyplants.com/Links.asp to find Florida Botanical gardens you will enjoy.

 

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Shrink the Size of Your Lawn Today!

April 7, 2009 by Rick

Sedum hybrid 'Florida Friendly Gold' TM is a great new plant from a European strain introduced in 2005 that has proven to be tough as nails in Florida. It takes the South Florida heat and humidity and is not bothered by cold we get in North Florida. Florida Friendly Gold stays 3 inches above the soil and spreads and stays full and lush throughout the year. It grows great in full sun and also performs well in a surprising low amount of filtered sun or partial shade and still holds that great chartreuse-gold color. Available in Classic Selection 9 count trays at many Florida Home Depot garden centers for use as a well behaved edge plant in the front of the flower bed or border. We recommend using it in containers as a 'SPILLER' for a perennial that lasts through many seasons if not years of sturdy performance.

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 This introduction is being picked up so fast by gardeners that I think it will be one of the most widely used new plants over the next 10 years or until something else chartreuse comes along that is easier to grow, drought tolerant, grows in all Florida zones and has the ability to replace areas of thirsty turf.

If you are considering replacing large areas of turf that you are unable to water with the current water restrictions you may also want to add other colorful drought tolerant turf replacements that add a contrasting color to your design like Purple Queen. It is time for all of us to come up with water conserving strategies for our landscapes.

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Purple Queen adapts to hot sunny areas and requires little more than rainfall to keep it looking good as a turf substitute.

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Sedum hybrid 'Florida Friendly Gold' TM is starting to bloom right now and the yellow flowers add color and attract butterflies to your spring garden for about a month.

 

 

A perfect combination SPILLER that is carefree and drought tolerant that blloms in Springtime.

 

Sedum Florida Friendly Gold makes a great topper for container plants like citrus, roses, hibiscus or potted palms that will be thriving in direct sunlight.

 


Floral Designs from Top German and Dutch Florists

February 5, 2009 by Rick

60000 people attend the worlds largest professional horticulture trade fair each year in Germany to see the latest in plants, equipment and tools for all segments of the industry. Here is what the leading florists are demonstrating.

 


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