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"When life throws thorns, hunt for Roses!”

Over the last few weeks, we have been highlighting some of the most popular landscaping genres that I see here in Northeast Florida. Many homeowners choose to stay within one type of landscaping design to create the beautiful ambience they are picturing. Lastly, you will learn what plants, palms, and flowers are used to create a Tropical landscape, Mediterranean landscape, Traditional landscape, and Coastal Landscape!

Traditional landscape

What do we think of with traditional landscaping? We think of a structured garden, very neat and tidy. Shrubbery is typically rectangular or square in shape to create an organized boxy look. Traditional landscaping is similar to an English garden in style, adding many roses and creating abundant color. Some like to add gravel pathways to secret gardens that may include a bench for peaceful rest or even an herb garden! This type of landscaping requires high maintenance to keep all of the lines looking clean, but it is a beautiful addition to any landscape and very magical.

When creating a Mediterranean landscape, we can use a mixture of the following:

Palms: Canary Palms, Medjool Palms, Robellini Palms, and Sylvester Palms

Plants & Flowers: Boxwoods, Ilex shillings, Italian cypress, Ligustrum patio trees, Podocarpus, Juniper, Asiatic Jasmine, Knockout roses among many roses & more!

With all landscapes, the key to success is knowing the sun/shade ratios in your yards as well as what each plant requires and planting accordingly. Annuals are always welcome in any landscape to add seasonal color to your gorgeous design. Happy Planting!

Flower of the Week: Knockout Roses

Please email Kathy at kcg.pvr@gmail.com for any questions or gardening tips you would like to see in the future.

For more information & ideas, visit our Nursery in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Kathy’s Creative Gardens & Nursery, 196 N. Roscoe Blvd. (904) 655-7373.

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