Looking to spruce up your outdoor living spaces but not sure where to start? What should you do with shady areas in your backyard where the grass refuses to grow? What types of plants need full-sun vs. partial? What sort of materials should you consider for that winding path you’ve been thinking about for your side yard? How often should you feed your flowers to make sure they bloom to their full potential? Jose Rodriguez of Green Dimension Landscaping has all those answers and a whole lot more. The man with the greenest thumb north of Homestead says no matter what you have to work with in terms of land area and budget, there’s a lot you can do to make your home pop. “You don’t even need to have a lawn to have a garden, you can create something spectacular in a patio or balcony just as easily,” he says. “The landscaping business is just like any other field — there are tons of trends and new practices evolving from one season to the next.” Although the impressive portfolio of influential clientele he’s amassed over the past decade in every corner of the city keeps him busy, he thrives on new projects. To schedule a walk-through of your property and get excited about the possibilities, call 786.419.1773.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.