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White Gardens

Featuring a single color in a garden can make an elegant, yet dramatic, statement. An all-white garden is not only romantic, it will stand out in the evening, giving you a chance to appreciate your garden in the cooler part of the day.

For your white garden, choose plants with different textures and heights for visual interest. Select flowering plants that bloom at different times of the year, so you’ll have a gorgeous garden year-round.

Some favorite plants for Florida white gardens are camellia, azalea, oakleaf hydrangea, confederate jasmine, and dogwood. White flowers are always beautiful, but don’t forget plants with white variegated foliage, such as caladium, Aztec grass, and variegated pittosporum.

You can incorporate white structural elements, like arbors and trellises, into your white garden to complete the theme.

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