Friends of the Gifford Arboretum September Meeting

Gifford Arboretum meeting Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00 pm at University of Miami, Cox Science Center, Coral Gables, FL Phone: (305) 284-1302 “A Better Diet Makes a Better Garden: The Renovation of Pinecrest Gardens.” Craig Morell, Pinecrest Gardens Horticulturist, will describe … Continue reading

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Plant Sale

I will be one of the plant vendors at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s ‘Free Sundays in August’  promotion.  I will have plants for sale August 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Admission is free to everyone on those days, so come on over and enjoy the garden … Continue reading

The Atala Butterfly

This is an interesting article from the University of Florida about the relationship between the Atala butterfly and its host plant, Florida Coontie http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg347.  At the nursery we have a population of the Atala Butterflies, and the adults can be … Continue reading

Rainbow Shower Tree: Featured Plant of the Week

This tree is a hybrid between Cassia fistula (Golden Shower Tree) and Cassia javanica(Apple Blossom Tree).  The flowers are a blend of the two trees.  Some are more yellow than pink, while others are the reverse, giving a very spectacular look to … Continue reading