Most of us would like to design our own landscaping – but we’re hesitant about our ability to picture the whole thing.
How will you know what plant combinations you like unless you see them first?
Sometimes all it takes is a little push of encouragement…
…and a way to visualize ideas ahead of time.
That’s where Landscape in a Box can help.
so you don’t have to think too hard about plant textures, growth direction, colors that complement each other.
Obviously, you need to choose things that go with the architectural style and the color of your home.
So we’ve created plant collections in many color combinations that work for various landscape styles. Feel free to substitute other plants you like for those that don’t appeal to you.
Landscape in a Box is basically a jumping-off point to get you started – and inspired.
You may need to know more about it so you’ll know how to best use it in your yard.
Keep in mind that many of the plants here – in this section and throughout this site – do best in Zone 10. So we’ve included a section on Cold Hardy Landscapes for those of you who live in Zone 9B, as well as people in Zone 10 who prefer these plants.
..the sheer number of exotic, beautiful plants we have to choose from is seemingly endless.
And – for newcomers to South Florida – that, and the “newness” of the plants that grow here, can be mind-boggling when it comes to designing a landscape.
South-Florida-Plant-Guide.com strives to cover all of the most commonly used (and a few unusual) South Florida landscape plants. That’s what we’ve used in this section, though there are less-common others you might like to add.
Most landscape design – South Florida style – is a mixture of formal and informal, tropical and classic.
You can always mix and match to find the right combination for you.
See “Companion Plant Suggestions” at the bottom of each of the Plant Pages for more South Florida landscaping ideas.
Most of all – have fun!
Depending on your landscape needs, you might want to vary the height of your hedge or privacy screen to make it more visually interesting. That means choosing trees and shrubs of different heights. When you’re looking into shrubs and trees, you’ll also need to consider how much sun and shade they get, as different plants have different needs.