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Mini Pot Gardens

June 4, 2019 |

No yard? No problem! If you’re yearning for a garden but don’t have a ton of free space, try your hand at mini pot gardening! You’ll be amazed at the endless options you have for creating and arranging a garden comprised of tiny pots.

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Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

May 28, 2019 |

Outdoor entertaining is one of the best parts of summer, but nothing puts a damper on a backyard barbecue like swarms of mosquitoes biting your ankles. These tiny bugs aren’t just a nuisance—they can carry harmful illnesses, as well, and many people suffer from significant allergic reactions when bitten. To keep these unwanted visitors from…

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Gardening in Florida’s Rainy Season

May 20, 2019 |

When gardening in Southern Florida we enjoy a tropical climate that is truly the envy of most of the country—we have balmy warm and dry winters starting in October and are now getting into the full swing of our summer rainy season. Our weather affords us the opportunity to grow what most other American gardeners…

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Growing Desert Roses

May 15, 2019 |

These iconic southern flowers brighten up desert landscapes with their distinctive clusters of tubular blossoms in bold shades of red, pink, yellow, and white. They can grow as shrubs or small trees, reaching heights of up to 6 feet here in Florida. While they’re a bit of a slow grower, their impressive displays of foliage…

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Mom and the Garden

May 8, 2019 |

Many of our earliest memories and experiences in the garden were spent alongside Mom, as she toiled away in the soil, tending to seedlings. Moms taught us to treat these small forms of life with all the gentleness and respect we would give any other little creature. We learned to enjoy the simple satisfaction of…

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Air Plants

April 30, 2019 |

From the depths of the Amazon rainforest comes one of the most peculiar and fascinating houseplants of all: the tillandsia! More commonly known as the air plant, this subspecies of the Bromeliad family doesn’t require soil to root. Instead, they’ll pretty much thrive wherever you place them so long as they receive adequate water and…

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Fragrant Plants

April 23, 2019 |

Scent is one of the most powerful human senses. It’s amazing how quickly memories can flood your mind when presented with a familiar, pleasant scent. Filling your garden with lovely fragrant flowers will not only create a serenely beautiful atmosphere, but it will also reinforce all the amazing memories you create at home. When kids…

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Exotic Flowers

April 16, 2019 |

You don’t need to travel all the way across the Atlantic to enjoy beautiful exotic blooms. One of the best parts about living in South Florida is the amount of strikingly colorful flowers from faraway tropical regions that can thrive in our warm coastal climate. If you’re looking to brighten up your yard with something a little out of the ordinary, why not consider some of these bright exotic blossoms that we carry here at Living Color?

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Shade Gardening

April 8, 2019 |

We all love the sizzling Florida sun, but unfortunately, not all flowers and plants are as fond of direct sunlight. Planting a garden under some shade not only allows you to cultivate plants that aren’t highly heat-tolerant, but it also has some bonus advantages like increased moisture retention. To make sure your shady garden is…

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Plants for Cleaner Air

April 1, 2019 |

People often mention the air-cleaning benefits of indoor plants, but it seems like an urban myth. After all, how could an organism that doesn’t even have a mouth manage to suck pollution out of the air? As it turns out, it’s not a myth at all! NASA and Air-Cleaning Plants In 1984, NASA conducted a…

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