Jerry Pate Design is proud to announce that Brad Alexander, one of our design associates and our resident Certified Irrigation Designer, has been recognized for his exemplary service to others. Brad was awarded the Eric Doelker Memorial award for outstanding leadership during his graduation with the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2022. The award is presented to the one class member whose “actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, do more, and become more.” At Jerry Pate Design, he faithfully leads our project design and construction teams in selfless dedication to our clients and project end users. It is an honor to work with Brad as we continue to create more and more wonderful and exciting spaces for our communities to enjoy.
Here in the South, we’ve got a beautiful climate. With a mostly mild take on each season, we get just a touch of the quarterly shifts without the more extreme conditions. But that also means that choosing flowers for this landscape demands an understanding of what does well in an environment that maintains more warmth and humidity year-round than others. After all, no one likes a wilted flower. There are always the mainstays, like azaleas and camellias. But let’s talk about five flowers hardy enough for the South about which you might not already know! #1 The Obedient Plant This flowering plant’s appeal is in its name! For starters, it’s perennial, meaning it returns to bloom for multiple growing seasons. Win! But this plant is also native to the Southern United States and that becomes obvious when you see how happily it grows. Give it the space it enjoys (about 18 inches between two seeds), and it will prove pretty low-maintenance. #2 Black-Eyed Susan Cheery and happy to bake in the sunshine of summer, black-eyed susans are a key component in any low-maintenance garden. As flowers hardy enough for the South go, this brilliant little burst of color might […]