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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Walk through my Spring Garden

It's Spring here in Florida and soooo much is in bloom, so I wanted to show you all the wonders of living in Florida. Most people when they first move here or even those who have lived here for awhile but don't know much about native plants have a hard time knowing the seasons change, but I always know because things are always in bloom with my native plant landscape.
 Senna (Cassia)


Beach Verbena 

Black Eyed Susans and Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) 

Red Sage

My front yard is a field of Sunshine Mimosa instead of grass. It requires no water, no fertilizer, and has these beautiful pink flowers that attracts butterflies and my favorite, grasshoppers.

French Lavender, I harvested this morning. It's so hard to harvest because it looks so pretty but I know if I keep the blooms on there too long, they will turn brown and I won't have a nice dried bouquet or extra lavender to use in products.

Scorpion Tail

False Indigo

Well as you can see, lots in bloom right now and this wasn't even everything! Do you have any native plants in your yard, wherever you may life? Do you love them? I sure do! Have a happy spring day!

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