The Colorful Copperleaf Shrubs

In many parts of the United States, the copperleaf is a popular summertime landscaping element, a heat-loving annual bedding plant that disintegrates with the onset of winter conditions. But it’s really a perennial evergreen shrub, and we in southern Florida … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part XIII

We continue our survey of interesting edible tropical plants that can be grown in southern Florida. Allspice (Pimenta dioica): The genus Pimenta comprises 14 flowering species, among which are some of the most interesting and desirable aromatic trees in the … Continue reading

Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part XII

We continue our survey of interesting edible tropical plants that can be grown in southern Florida. Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus): Though commonly known as West Indian Lemon Grass, this popular herb is native to maritime Southeast Asia. It grows in … Continue reading