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February 26, 2011

Follow Bromeliads in the Everglades   Driving through the Everglades, a field of greens and blues, you occasionally spot splashes of red, purple and yellow, clinging to the trees.   While not as beautiful as many of spices in our gardens, it is impossible to not be drawn to these air...
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In the Garden

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January 24, 2011
In the Garden

Follow Mangos! Or at Least Mango Babies! “Native to southern Asia, especially eastern India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands, the mango has been cultivated, praised and even revered in its homeland since Ancient times. Buddhist monks are believed to have taken the mango on voyages to Malaya and eastern Asia in...
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December 6, 2010
In the Garden

Follow Such a Desire to Grow!       I was walking down Commercial Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale, when I peeked into this garden, growing in-between a building.  If you look past the benches, you will see a very small area, where a few plants have been given free range, and with limited soil...
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November 19, 2010
In the Garden

Follow A Symphony of Color As we begin our yearly drive north, to celebrate Thanksgiving in New England, the palm trees begin to fade away, and evergreens start to dominate the landscape, along the highway.  The first changes actually comes in northern Florida, where an occasional Maple or Oak, has become...
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October 20, 2010
In the Garden

Follow Wildlife in the Garden One of the pleasures of the garden is watching the creatures which have made it home.  While I have yet to master wildlife photography, below are a few shots of the many animals which either make our garden their home, or drop by for a visit!...
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September 10, 2010

Follow Anthuriums     When I was eleven years old, we moved to Hawaii, at the time, the entire island felt like a garden, my garden – the bounty was endless, thus I could dig up taro plants and make poi, string plumeria’s together, creating my very own leis, and pick endless bouquets of...
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August 16, 2010

Follow Magnolias     This ubiquitous tree pleasantly dots not only the South but many other parts of the country, always inspiring, at least in me, a bit of wonder, and a desire to touch the soft, cushiony petals of the large flowers.       While the trees are usually...
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July 18, 2010
In the Garden

Follow Only Orchids We are in those dog days of summer, longing for cooler nights.  The winds start to pick-up, and the trees sway in step.  As if God has heard my cries, the rains suddenly begin.  The clouds burst open with giant drops, but it is only a passing shower...
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June 19, 2010

Follow Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home and Garden       Driving in Cross Creek, Florida, I spotted an orange, on a tree – I had to stop! So much of our citrus, in South Florida was forciably removed, trying to stem some invassive bug or detrimental disease, that it is rare to...
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May 26, 2010
In the Garden

Follow     “Just living is not enough, said the butterfly.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”  ~ Hans Christian Andersen ~   I left home in the midst of winter, and returned to find spring. Our mid-afternoon rains have returned.  For some reason my wild ducks come...
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