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Cotleur & Hearing Sponsored and Attended 2018 Florida American Planning Association Conference

Cotleur & Hearing is honored to have served as a sponsor of the 2018 Florida American Planning Association in West Palm Beach on September 11th-14th. Several Cotleur & Hearing employees attended and participated in the conference festivities, including Daniel Sorrow, Jeremy Hubsch, Alex Ahrenholz, Kristy Lee, George Missimer, and Leah Heinzelmann. Don Hearing, along with staff from the Town of Jupiter, led a tour of planners from all over the state to the Jupiter Inlet Village to highlight several successful projects Cotleur & Hearing has completed. Cotleur & Hearing employees also took an active role in the planning of the conference, with Dan Sorrow and Alex Ahrenholz twinning at the APA Conference Alex Ahrenholz and George Missimer both Jeremy Hubsch and Alex Ahrenholz serving on the conference host committee over the past year. We are a long-time sponsor of this great event, and our employees enjoy attending so that they can keep up with latest emerging trends in planning and development.

CH Landscape Architect Honored as Keynote Speaker in Oklahoma

ASLA Oklahoma held their annual State Meeting last week at the historic Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City. Cotleur & Hearing landscape architect, Nicole Plunkett, was invited to participate as one of five keynote speakers to a crowd of just over 100 attendees ranging from landscape architecture professionals, university professors, and students from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. While it’s no doubt that the field of landscape architecture varies greatly from state-to-state, Nicole spoke about the importance of coming together as a profession and educating K-12 students about landscape architecture. She also shared her endeavors and visions of Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA) in an effort to move towards the goals of educating our youth and diversifying our profession.

Plant of the Month: Philippine Ground Orchid

This beautiful ornamental orchid is a great variety to plant in your garden and bring a touch of color to the landscape. It’s native to the grasslands and woodlands of Southeast Asia which lend it its tropical appearance. With partial shade and well-drained soil, these easygoing orchids will do well in both garden landscape beds or in pots. Their upright bright green leaves and vibrant purple flowers that bloom year round will be sure to add seasonal interest and turn heads regardless of where it is planted.

Growth & Habit

Size: 2′-3′ Tall
USDA Hardness Zone: 10a-11
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Origin: Southeast Asia


Partial Sun/Shade


Well Drained

Design & Aesthetics

Shape: Upright growth with bright green lanceolate leaves and distinct pleats.
Landscape Use: Ornamental forb/groundcover. Ideal for ground beds in tropical gardens.
Flower: Violet-Pink-Magenta, some have white accent.
Fruit: Six 1″ ribbed seed capsules that emerge from the flowers.
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Plant Description: Evergreen ornamental groundcover with upright growth habit. Long, straight, bright green leaves emerge from pseudobulbs underground to produce vibrant purple and pink flowers that bloom all year long.