Three Powerful Flowering Plants To Consider For Your Pembroke Pines Yard
Memorial Day is fast approaching, with local celebrations of lives well lived planned for the 31’st of May. On this day men and women who gave up their lives to serve their country will be celebrated. Some died on the forefront and others back home, but they are all heroes who deserve our respect. Losing a loved one feels like the best flower has been plucked off the family garden. That’s why we also stand with the heroes’ families.
As a Pembroke Pines resident, what do you plan to do this Memorial Day? Do you want to pass around some cheer as we celebrate these heroes? Why don’t you get some deserving family members some flowers? Even better, you could help them with their landscape. Here are some great flower plants that thrive in Pembroke Pines:
A sweet name for a beautiful plant. The sweetness goes all the way to the core of this plant that is also used for perfumes. Consider the Jasmine plant if you’re also looking for some natural fragrance in your yard. Its flowers blossom under the sun, putting it on the list of the top tropical plants.
With a beautiful name, inspiring one of the most beloved Disney characters, Jasmine is one of the most awesome tropical flowering plants you could have. Its flowers bring height and a heady fragrance to gardens. Flowers are produced from the latter part of Spring through early fall. Although the flower appears delicate, it is tough. A vine that tends to grow with a mind of its own, gardeners insist on frequent pruning to keep it in check. Humidity and water are both vital for this snow-white flower. In winter, if the plant is kept indoors, it needs partial sunlight and a pleasant temperature to live. Soil must be fertile and well-drained. Jasmine is synonymous with the color white, but beautiful pink, yellow and ivory varieties are grown as well. Read more from Pansy Maiden…
For an area with full sun, bougainvillea is a plant for the tropics. Its flowers draw attention to themselves and homeowners can use them to spice up dull yard areas. This plant is hardy and can survive with little water once it is fully established. However, to ensure it keeps producing the flowers, don’t let the ground around it dry out fully.
Bougainvillea is native to Central and South America and commonly cultivated in South Florida, Arizona, South Texas and Southern California. Established vines can withstand a light frost, but you’ll need to bring them indoors for the winter in places where the temperatures drop below 25 degrees.
Bougainvillea vines are fast growers and have stiff stems with thorns covered in heart-shaped leaves. Their vines can grow up to 40 feet tall with support. Low-growing, shrubby varieties only get a few feet tall and can be grown in containers.
Bougainvillea blooms come in purple, red, orange, white, pink and yellow. But those blooms actually aren’t blooms at all. The paper-like structures are a modified leaf called a bract that hides bougainvillea’s true flowers: small, trumpet-shaped blooms of white and yellow. Read more from HGTV…
3. The Bird of Paradise
The last selection for the day is the glorious Bird of paradise. If you want an impactful plant whose flowers just shout majesty, this is it. It’s the perfect tropical plant that is very easy to grow and maintain.
The distinctive bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae or Strelizia nicolai) is one of the best known of all the tropical flowers and is a cousin to the banana. Surprisingly, the bird of paradise is easier to grow than many tropical plants and makes for a vigorous, rapidly growing indoor plant. It can be moved outside in the summer, and in warmer climes, it thrives for half the year outside. Bird of paradise typically flowers in the late winter or early spring, but under optimal conditions, it flowers at other times.
There are five Strelitzia species, but only two are commonly grown as indoor plants: Strelitzia reginae (the orange bird of paradise) and Strelitzia nicolai (the white bird of paradise). These plants grow with upright leaves emerging directly from the soil; there is no trunk. Read more from The Spruce…
Do you want help with your home’s tropical landscaping? Then you should get in touch with EPS Landscaping and Tree Services. Over the years we’ve built our reputation as a local company meeting local needs and playing by international standards. Call us today; it may just be the best decision you make this season!