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Containers, Chicago Style

The city streets of Chicago are ablaze with color from perennials and annuals. 

Camping With Your Pet: What You Should Know

Ensure your pets stay happy and safe on summer trips.

Consider Caladiums

Don't overlook beautiful, easy-care caladiums when planning your garden for next year. 

Add Big, Bold Houseplants--To Your Patio!

Are you looking for a way to give your patio or balcony a dramatic new look? Why not move your indoor plants outdoors and let them grow t...

5 Things You Need to Know About Curcuma

We share helpful facts for growing curcuma. 

6 Colorful Flowers for Tropical Color Schemes

The fastest way to infuse color on porches and patios is with tropical flowers in juicy citrus colors.

3 Flower/Foliage Combos for Sunny Spots

Sun-loving annual and tropical flowers and foliage offer a colorful options for containers.

Why Have Summer Houseplants

Make your home happier and healthier this summer with houseplants!

How to Water (Smarter)

Spend more time admiring your plants and less time watering and fussing. Here's how. 

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Stay safe while gardening this summer with our hot weather safety tips.

5 Reasons to Love Pentas

When you think of summer annuals, pentas may not be the first flower that comes to mind. So, see five reasons it's at the top of our shop...

5 Reasons to Love Lantana

Are you looking for a reliable bloomer for containers or the landscape? You can't go wrong with lantana!

How We Grow in South Florida

Ever wonder what it’s like at Costa Farms in Miami? You might imagine rows and rows of greenhouses brimming with houseplants. Here’s a pe...

Summering Houseplants Outdoors

Move houseplants outdoors for a well-deserved summer vacation. They'll thank you for it!

5 Reasons to Love Hibiscus

Big showy flowers are the number one reason people swoon over hibiscus. But there are more reasons to plant this beauty.

Low Water Perennials

Over the years I’ve developed a list of perennials that kept on blooming in my garden, even when water was limited.

Give Butterflies a Drink

In addition to nectar-rich flowers, butterflies also need a fresh water source in your yard.

5 Tips for Enticing Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Fast-moving, jewel-tone hummingbirds are fascinating additions to your yard. Here are tips for attracting them.

Can Gardening Help You Live Longer?

I’ve always known that the simple act of gardening helps me feel better. Nothing improves my mood better after a tough day at work, for e...

Hot Weather Safety for Pets

Check out these summer safety tips for enjoying summer with your pets!

Sprucing Up Your Front Yard Can Make You Money

Doing a little work in your front yard can make your home more valuable.

It's Hibiscus Time!

Our beautiful hibiscus have started shipping.