Florida Keys Homes

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 30, 2015

Patrick Tierney surveys his garden from the wrap-around porch elevated 4 1/2 feet above it. And oh, the garden — how it’s grown since he bought the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 30, 2015

“O, mickle is the powerful grace that lies In herbs, plants, stones and their true qualities: For naught so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some special good doth...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 30, 2015

A vacation is an important recharging device. A vacation takes us out of our normal world and the stresses that come with it and slows us down, sometimes. I have just returned from a three-week...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 23, 2015

The melodramatic, histrionic, attention-seeking silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) drops all of its leaves in the fall. This is followed by the naked tree bursting into “pretty in...

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Running along the wall above Debra Yates colorful tile art at Key West’s Smather’s Beach is a city-planted spathe of wild sea oats. These magnificent 4-foot-tall grasses grow on top of...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 16, 2015

When I travel I like to stay in one place for long enough to feel at home. Or, at least to get more of an impression of the place than you get from passing through. Jon and I have rented dozens of...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 16, 2015

Running along the wall above Debra Yates colorful tile art at Smather’s Beach is a city-planted spathe of wild sea oats. These magnificent 4-foot tall grasses grow on top of dunes that they...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 16, 2015

Big weather events are a problem all over the country — thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms — and of course, a big concern in these parts is hurricanes. Wind alone  can cause...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 9, 2015

The migration of tourists down the Overseas Highway to the Conch Republic, versus say, the migration of Mexicans across the Rio Grande to Arizona, is more than encouraged, it’s considered...

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 9, 2015

There are more than 300 cultivars of croton (Codiaeum variegatum (L.) Blume) to brighten the avid gardener’s yard vegetation. Although they are all of the same species, the crotons show a great...