A team of horticulturists from Discovery Cove overhauled the landscape of a central Florida home.
Mark Russell, director of horticulture for SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, put together a team of six horticulturists from Discovery Cove to transform Mike and Diana Bixlers' front yard mud pit into a lushly landscaped tropical oasis. The couple was selected as the winner of the Discovery Cove's Landscape Your Lawn contest. Their lawn was selected as the top choice by fans of the Discovery Cove Facebook Page. In just two hours, the team used an arc and tangent design technique to plant various tropical plant species, including Orange Bird of Paradise, Magnificent Croton, Dazzle Schefflera, Foxtail Fern and Ixora.
By Kara Franker
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