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See an amazing collection of palm trees, exotic flowering plants and vines, and lush rain forests at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
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Discover a few impactful things from these Coconut Grove houses to do in the garden that pay big style dividends.
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Learn how a distinctive mid-century home inspired by the Sarasota School of Architecture is flawlessly restored and improved for fresh, 21st century perfection.

 

Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle of Debra Yates Great Space, Inc. in the Florida Keys use brilliantly colorful garden walls and sculptural plants against a neutral backdrop for a lush, lively take on modernism. Here, they share six tips on how they achieve their signature look.

 

A South Florida landscape by Sanchez & Maddux is resplendent with old-world charm.
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In honor of Father's Day, here's a unique tree that goes by the name Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita). Covered in long fibers (crinita means hairy in Latin) that resemble a tremendous beard, the rare species is a favorite among palm collectors and a Cuban native. Along with rum and The Old Man and the Sea, it's a fantastic island export.
'The Senator,' a 3,500 year old cypress in the swamplands of central Florida, burned and collapsed in January. 
Casey Key is a narrow strip of land separated from the coast by Blackburn Bay just south of Sarasota. Homes on the key enjoy both a seaside Gulf exposure to the west as well as views eastward across the bay to the mainland. Discover a new landscape that became a landmark soon after completion due to its strikingly unique features. Step inside to discover why:
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Finding One's Place in a Utopian Beach Community on Florida's Northwest Coast
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