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Southern Flower Time

Down here in Florida, this the time of year when flower beds are getting a punch of color, container gardens are getting spruced up and folks are enjoying time outside.

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The heat of the summer is gone and the humidity is at a manageable level. Evenings are cool and the flowers love it. While our family and friends up north are pulling out their flowers, raking leaves/shoveling snow (poor souls!), we are basking in 70-80 degree weather.46795772_s

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Mums and Pansy’s can be used in the flower mixtures down here now, but remember Mums have a short life span and the Pansy flowers will not enjoy the weather when it works it’s way up to 80.

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Enjoy those traditional flower selections such as Geraniums, Impatiens, Salvia, Marigolds; ¬†all our favorites from up north. But don’t be afraid to mix in a taste of the south. Hibiscus, Bromeliads, Bird of Paradise , Orchids. These are all excellent flowering plants that will add a exotic feel to your plantings. Using them in the proper location and mixtures will help ensure their proper growth.

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Don’t be afraid to experiment with your plant mixtures. After all, having fun in the garden is what it’s all about.