Spring is in full swing. After an inspirational retreat to Puerto Rico, we are back in action and ready to start a slew of spring projects. Watch for my articles on the tropical rainforest, local nurseries stocked with stunning bromeliads and the critique of the University of Puerto Rico Botanical Garden.
This week we will start gathering the best plants from our favorite nurseries in Long Island. These specimen plants will find new homes here on rooftops gardens and backyards around Manhattan. Until we update you on our current projects, enjoy this simple arrangement featuring the exotic Kangaroo Paw flower. I love architectural plants and flower structures with a strong form. The Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos) is found throughout Australia and can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 10-15 which includes southern California and the tip of Florida. Read more about the Anigozanthus genus here: http://www.anbg.gov.au/anigozanthos/index.html