Glenn Lindgren: They say that everyone has a green thumb in Miami. Stick just about anything in the ground and in a week or two you have a giant leafy green thing growing in the backyard.
Raúl Musibay: Miami has a wide variety of tropical and semi-tropical plants. For most visitors from northern climes, Miami plant life is a new experience.
Jorge Castillo: Drive around any Miami neighborhood and you're going to see a lot of things you never saw in Dubuque!
Glenn Lindgren: The plant life here is quite remarkable and definitely beautiful. The county and state have really helped with massive plantings – especially palm trees – along the turnpike and expressways.
Jorge Castillo: Many of these trees replaced trees damaged by Hurricane Andrew.
Raúl Musibay: Drive through a tree-lined street in Coral Gables and you will enjoy a wonderful tropical plant experience.
Jorge Castillo: If you really want to get to know and love Miami flora, there are a few places where you can get out the car and immerse yourself in a tropical garden.
Glenn Lindgren: If you don't know a Mangifera indica (mango) from a Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree), why not visit a place where they have people who can set you straight? In no time, you too can be a tropical plant expert.
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