Flowers are indispensable when it comes to the holidays – we all know that. We offer them as gifts and grace our tables, mantels and entryways with them as seasonal decor. But what about plants? Durable, green, fresh and vibrant, plants are in many ways an even better bet for a gift than flowers. And…Details
Vertical garden systems – those living green walls you see in interior design magazines or gracing the exterior of your favorite cutting-edge restaurant – aren’t just for looks. This unique architectural feature provides more practical benefits than you may think, positively impacting everyone from dementia patients to elementary school students and even influencing the future of agriculture (Horticulture Week notes that the UK is already considering how walls might contribute to their food supply).
Here in Sarasota, Selby Gardens plans to incorporate living walls in their ten-year, $67 million transformation, an addition that follows a city-wide trend of restaurants, businesses, hotels, homes and more greening up their vertical spaces.Details
Sarasota is a town enjoying its popularity. Always known for its beautiful beaches and charming downtown, we have now been discovered for arts, culture, dining, and much more. The sleepy little beach town has grown up, and the latest wave of new construction downtown is evidence of its appeal. In the last three years alone, nearly 1,300 hotel rooms have been added within a few city blocks of Main Street. Touting trendy names such as Aloft Hotel, Sarasota Quay and Sarasota Modern, this new wave of accommodations is state of the art, and a perfect fit for the natural paradise which surrounds our town.Details
In south Florida, our seasons do not seem to cooperate and follow the calendar. In fact, if you have moved to the Sarasota area from another part of the country, it can be a bit difficult to adjust to the subtle changes that the locals call “seasons”. What you may consider “spring” in South Florida generally consists of April and perhaps a few days in May. So when looking for landscaping ideas for this time of year, it is likely best to move right into what will thrive in summer. Keeping that in mind, here are some flowers you may wish to consider when landscaping borders, walkways, or beds in your yard.
Need Help? The experts at Beneva Plantscapes have a depth of knowledge regarding the right plants to use for indoor or outdoor spaces – taking into account light, temperature, and time of year.Details