Houseplants have been going in and out of style ever since the early Greeks & Romans started bringing their plants in from the outdoors between 500 and 400 B.C. Once considered a status symbol of wealth and luxury, the modern-day houseplant has become a symbol of beauty, wellness, and clean living. No longer just an
The Corona Virus pandemic has altered our way of life. Social distancing and quarantining has forced many to stay at home with extra time on their hands. Hoarding and strains on the food system supply chain have meant irregularities of what’s available at the grocery store. The solution: start a home garden. There is the
Vero Beach is “the gateway to the tropics,” an assertion backed up by the myriads of swaying palm trees that line our boulevards, beaches, and gardens. There are approximately 2,600 species of palms, and because of our climate, many of them can grow here. The most common varieties, such as Cabbage or Sabal, Coconut, Foxtail,
This winter, when you go for a walk, take notice of how often your neighbors are watering their lawns. Look to see if sprinklers are spraying the road and driveways. Then, go home and check your own irrigation system and see if you can make changes that will preserve our ecosystem and save you money.
As northerners prepare their gardens for shorter days and winter cold, here, where the tropics begin, it’s flower season. Nurseries on the Treasure Coast grow flowers that are ready in mid-October for end-of-year planting. This season, make the commitment to add flowers in several beds or in decorative containers to bring vibrant colors to your
Americans love lawns. According to NASA, there are more than 49,000 square miles of lawns in the United States. That’s larger than the state of New York. Our lawns are integral to our way of life. They’re where we teach our kids to throw and catch, or kick a soccer ball. They’re playgrounds for our
Everyone loves coming home to a beautiful yard. Imagine pulling into your driveway and looking across a garden-like landscape of flowers, shrubs, trees, and grass in natural harmony. There would be lush spaces, open views, and splashes of color. The areas of green, healthy grass would call to you to take off your shoes and
At Aiello Landscape, we see every yard and landscape project as a garden. Gardens are one of the oldest embodiments of beauty in nature. They express a form of civility and an individual’s taste. They are places of pride, providing a serene oasis from noise and commotion. The plants, lawns, and flowers that surround our