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5 of the Best Plants for the Florida Summers

Summers in Florida are hot. This can discourage homeowners from planting flowers and other plants under the sweltering heat. However, some plants such as hibiscus and bird of paradise prefer being under the sun and will give your lawn a pop of color during the summer.

Here are the top 5 plants to include in your landscape this summer. Learn what they look like, where to plant them, their maintenance levels, and more.


1. Bird of Paradise

A bird of paradise plant growing on a property in Anna Maria, FL.

The bird of paradise is a herbaceous plant known for its distinct appearance as it looks like a bird in flight. It will make a great addition to your landscape because of its evergreen leaves and eye-catching blue and orange flowers that will stand out among other plants.

This plant will bloom both in sunny and partially shaded areas, but its height will differ. A bird of paradise placed under partial shade will be taller with larger flowers than those grown under the full sun. Dry conditions will result in yellow leaves, so make sure your soil is regularly receiving water, whether it be from the rain or your sprinkler.

Fertilization should not be overlooked to ensure a healthy mature plant. We also recommend trimming the...

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Did you know there are over 100 varieties of crotons? Here are our most common!

The landscape croton is a plant species with an enormous range of varieties that are all excellent sources of beauty for any outdoor area. The changes in color and leaf shape between variations make crotons a delightful plant to grow. Minimal care requirements also make the croton the perfect plant choice for many landscaping projects in Palmetto and surrounding Florida areas.

At Three Seasons, we provide Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL, with an assortment of plant life from our nursery. While crotons can vary in over 100 different ways, three varieties are extremely popular in central Florida.


The Croton Species

The garden croton, or Codiaeum variegatum, is a tropical shrub native to Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and a few Pacific Ocean islands. Many people grow crotons for their vibrant colors and visual appeal of their unique leaves.

However, the plants contain toxins that make them dangerous when consumed. So, it’s best to keep them out of reach of overly curious pets or children. Crotons will only grow to be a few feet tall when they mature. This height makes them perfect for potting, and some can...

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Which Perennials Should You Choose for Your Florida Yard?

In this area of Florida that includes Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, we are blessed with a great climate where many different types of plants can grow and thrive. That means there are several choices for you to consider when looking at installing new landscaping or renovating your existing landscaping beds. At Three Seasons, we can supply or install plants for your landscaping needs.

Here is a guide to commonly used perennials in our area so that you can read through and choose which perennials you’d like to use for your Florida yard.


What Are Perennials and Why Are They a Good Choice?

Coneflowers, or echinacea, are a great perennial choice for Florida yards in Parrish.

Perennials are plants that will live for at least two growing seasons, but often they will live much longer than that. They are a good choice for your landscaping because they are a lasting investment. Annual plants will only live for one growing season and you have to replant them more often.


Flowering Shrubs Include Azaleas, Begonias, Butterfly Bush, Hibiscus, & More

Azaleas can thrive in the Florida climate of Bradenton.

A great way to add color to your yard is to plant flowering shrubs. These shrubs can grow for years if they are treated with the right fertilizer and pest control practices....

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Why You Should Choose a Local Plant Nursery

Choosing a local nursery is a great way to support local business, and to buy locally grown plants that are adapted to our climate and conditions. Also, many plants for sale at big box stores are shipped from out of state and can suffer damage along the way, leading to unhealthy growth and even death.

Our huge selection, knowledgeable staff, and healthier locally grown plants make a trip to our nursery a better overall choice than a visit to a corporate retailer.


Better Selection of Plants than Big Box Stores

The selection of plants at our Palmetto location outshines big box stores.

Most of the corporate “big box stores” sell thousands of items, and have a smaller “garden” section with minimal plant choices. Sure, they may look good on the shelf or pallet, but they often endure long shipping processes that can lead to a decline in plant health.

Our local nursery is dedicated to nurturing and growing a wide variety of locally grown plants that are already accustomed to our conditions. Our inventory is much larger than the one or two aisles you will browse at a national retail chain, giving you a better selection for choices, sizes, and plant species.

If you want the exact plant that will suit your landscaping ...

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