There's an understandable yuck factor about the word "fake." Forgery, counterfeit, bogus, imitation, false, phony... or the 5 -star vocab words of spurious and ersatz. When used in the context of counterfeit money, bogus claims, forged artwork, phony address, imitation cheese or false promises, it's not a pretty picture. Fake outdoor flowers? Instant cemetery visions of plastic plants in hallucinatory colors.Read More
While your plants are the stars of the show, the containers are the supporting actors. One can certainly outshine the other but if they are aligned in their performance, the display is superb.
Give careful thought to these 4 planter guidelines before you accessorize your Florida lanai, terrace, entryway or courtyard:Read More
Lanais are ubiquitous in Florida. These grown-up playspaces have multiple names - terrace, patio, sun porch, pool deck, veranda, balcony- and come in multiple sizes and configurations. Here in southwest FloridaRead More
My New England landscaping skills were tropically challenged when employment relocation brought us to Southwest Florida. After decades of landscape design on Boston’s north shore