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Welcome Monarch Caterpillars

Welcome our Monarch caterpillars!  We are observing oodles of black, yellow, and white striped caterpillars munching away on our multitudes of Milkweed (Asclepiascurassavica)  plants.  Three reasons why Monarchs butterflies populations are dwindling: milkweed, milkweed, & milkweed!  Our under used star is the host plant for 3 Florida butterflies Monarch, Queen, and Soldier.  A HOST PLANT is the one plant thatRead More…

Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Aaaahhhh, billowy, plumes of lavender grasses floating from side to side with the gentle ocean breeze. What a magnificent plant highlighted in the back light of a sunrise or sunset. Most of the year our grasses are not given that second look, but once it blooms, everyone is asking its name. Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) isRead More…

ORANGE JASMINE Murraya paniculata

Put down your fruit picker, ain’t no oranges here. You won’t need a ladder to take in a bushel of aromatic sunshine in our sweet smelling garden. What a fabulous plant for an evening stroll. We have oodles planted around every corner.  Clusters of white flowers draped with bright red berries. This colorful combo is surrounded by small,Read More…