bad landscape

Crowded Confederates and Faux-meliads

Here we have a couple of peculiar landscape treatments that caught my eye.

Confederate Jasmine is an excellent landscape plant and the variegated version grows a little slower than the green…but it is still a vine that will naturally grow ten to twelve feet high and wide. This landscaper decided to plant ten plants where one would grow too large.

Variegated Confederate Jasmine.

Next, these neon yellow props-from-“Avatar” made me slow down. They are so uniformly unnatural, yet they match the silk plants in the neighboring pots. I understand the goal of property managers to cut costs and lower maintenance but I’m not sure that glowing, plastic vegetation suggests luxury.

Pretty plastic “plants”.

By Bob Cook

Member of the Florida Nursery Grower, Landscape Association.
Certified Horticulture Professional.

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