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April Plant of the Month

Agave celsii ‘Nova’ The Agave celsii ‘Nova’ plant can grow to be 3 ft. tall. Each leaf on the Agave celsii ‘Nova’ plant has a sharp spike at the tip, and the plant is basically round in form in the landscape. The Agave celsii ‘Nova’ plant looks more like a sea creature with its wide […]

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March Plant of the Month

Bougainvilleas are widely-grown and popular tropical vines whose main  attractions are very colorful bracts or leaves. These bracts are mistaken by  many as the flowers of the plant because of their prominence. The flowers are  actually the trumpet-like, small, white and inconspicuous items surrounded by  the bracts. Each cluster of three flowers has three to […]

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February Plant of the Month

Sorry for our absence in the ‘Plant of the Month’ department.  Now that we have our new office up and running we are back on line and proud to announce our latest plant of the month keeping in theme of Valentine’s Day….. Jatropha, Jatropha integerrima The attractive jatropha can be used as a small tree […]

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December Plant of the Month

Carissa macrocarpa (Natal Plum), is a shrub native to South Africa, where it is commonly called the Large Num-Num. In Zulu, as well as in the Bantu tribes of Uganda, it is called amatungulu. In Afrikaans the fruit is called Noem-Noem. C. macrocarpa deals well with salt-laden winds, making it a good choice for coastal […]

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November Plant of the Month

Lipstick palm, known by the scientific name Cyrtostachys renda, reaches 16 m in height and forms dense clusters, as multiple stems arise from the base. Stems are 5-14 cm in diameter. The leaves are compound, meaning that the leaf blade is divided into leaflets, which allows the leaves to be large (and therefore to have […]

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October Plant of the Month

Just in time for Halloween season this spooky plant, Dracunculus vulgaris (Dragon or Voodoo Lily) emits the smell of rotting carcass!! The odor that bursts from the flower on the day it opens smells somewhat like rotting meat attracting flies as its chief pollinator, an attribute that needs consideration when you decide where to plant […]

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September Plant of the Month

Hibiscus are tropical plants that need light and, perhaps more importantly, warmth to thrive. They prefer moderate heat and to continue blooming must have a few hours of direct sunshine every day. Place your plant in a bright South or West facing window. An Eastern window might also work. In winter watch out for cold […]

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August Plant of the Month

August is a the perfect time to appreciate the full bloom of Coral Honeysuckle. Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is a Florida native that flowers in the spring and summer. The trumpet-shaped, bright red blooms are inviting to butterflies. It is a vine that needs some type of support. The smooth, evergreen leaves are white on […]

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ECOMB Greenraiser June 1, 2012

Living The Green Life Join us for this amazing eco-chic fundraiser as we celebrate ECOMB’s Annual Fundraiser: the “GreenRaiser 2012″ . This is an event which will bring together a variety of people, products, and practices of sustainability in an exciting evening filled with surprises, silent auction, raffle prizes and more. You will experience a […]

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PLANT OF THE MONTH_5.2012

There are over 400 hundred species in the genus Passiflora. One of my favorite flowers and one of the most photographed species. Most are tender evergreen tropical vines and most are commonly called passion flowers. Passiflora incarnata is an exception in that it is deciduous, can survive winter freezes and is commonly called maypop as […]