DON’T BE FOOLHARDY: USE COLD-HARDY PLANTS FOR A LANDSCAPE THAT LASTS.

by Kirk Brummett, ArtisTree Landscape Architect, RLA Q: We are working on a landscape renovation that will be installed this winter. What are some cold-hardy plants we should consider for our Sarasota home? A: Year-round color in the landscape is one of the advantages we most enjoy in Southwest Florida; however, our winters can still be a bit too cool for many tropical plants. You’re wise to be thoughtful about the selection process. Many Florida homeowners -- particularly those who move Continue Reading

A "SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS" SPRING

by Kirk Brummett, RLA, ArtisTree Landscape Architect You gotta love it. The first day of Spring rolls around and homeowners become best buds with their buds all over again -- the tightly furled buds of a prolific azalea, a buttery hibiscus or velvety-purple day lily. Doesn’t matter if plants are annuals or perennials, it’s as though humans are waking up and seeing their colorful blossoms for the very first time. Spring has a way of doing that to us, even here in “seasonless” Florida. I had Continue Reading