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Flame Thrower Palm

Flame Thrower Palm, Chambeyronia macrocarpa, is the latest plant for sale in our Neighborhood Garden Boutique.

Flame Thrower Palm
Flame Thrower Palm

How cool looking is that! You know you want one for your garden. Get more info on it here: Flame Thrower Palm.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

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Goodbye grass!

Do you look at your lawn and sigh at all the time and attention you have to give it for it to look even responsibly nice and green? Yeah, join the club, most of us have been there, done that. It’s been proven that maintaining a lawn, especially one using St Augustine grass, takes more water, mowing, fertilizing, and time to maintain than is needed to make garden beds looks nice. I know, I know … everyone and their dog has grass in the front. Well, my flower freaks, I do believe that time of “everyone” having grass in the front is changing. Personally, I have gotten rid of the grass in the front of my house, and I’m in the process of turning that area into a butterfly and hummingbird attracting garden complete with mulched pathways and a sitting area.

This article, The (un)importance of Lawn, talks about the importance of having biodiversity in your garden and how that can be achieved through lessening your lawn area. It makes good points, and is well worth the read.

Here are some examples of front yards with little to no grass. Aren’t they beautiful!

When you’re ready to replace either all or some of your grass with garden beds, give me a call/text, 386-310-9969, or email, jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com. If you want to do the work yourself we can set up a Gardenscape Walkabout, $75, in which I’ll give you ideas of how to implement the process. Or if you want me to do the work, we can set up a free consultation to go over what you’re looking for so I can give you a quote. And always remember that R&G’s online Neighborhood Garden Boutique sells awesome plants that would be perfect in your new front gardens!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

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Going Au Naturel

Was going through my old personal gardening blog and found this neat post I wrote about organic fertilizers. Thought y’all might enjoy reading it, so here’s the link:  “Going Au Naturel.”

Now, keep in mind I wrote that in August, so don’t go out and start fertilizing your garden cause it’s a bit too late in the year for that. Wait till about mid-March to go au naturel in your own garden. lol

If you need fertilizer, I do sell and deliver it through R&G’s online Neighborhood Garden Boutique. However, fertilizers aren’t listed yet, so text/call, 386-310-9969, or email, jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, what you need and I’ll see if my suppliers have it.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

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Small Business Saturday!

It’s #SmallBizSaturday! Time to show your love to all the small businesses.

Today’s featured plant is Simpson’s Stopper. It’s a beautiful native shrub that should be growing in many, many more gardens.

Another awesome native evergreen shrub for your sun to part shade garden. White fragrant nectar-filled flowers start blooming in late Spring then off and on after that, with orange/red berries showing up late summer to early fall. Slow grower to 20′ tall x 12′ wide. Very low maintenance once established. Can be left to grow as a shrub or limbed up as a small tree. This isn’t grown nearly as much as it should be. Click here to go to the Neighborhood Garden Boutique page for Simpson’s Stopper to order yours!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

 

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Shopping Time!

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m still stuffed from yesterday’s Turkey Day feast. lol

Hey, you ready for some new plants in your garden? R&G can help you with that! Click here, “Neighborhood Garden Boutique” to take a look at our beautiful plants. If what you’re looking for isn’t shown, email your list to me at jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com. I can get way more plants than what are listed in the Shop. AND if you buy this weekend you get a 20% discount off your entire order on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday! Use coupon code BF-SBS-2017 when checking out to get the discount. Plants are delivered twice a week; you’ll get a notice after ordering letting you know what your delivery date is.

We make garden shopping easy!

Henry's Garnet
Henry’s Garnet

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

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Small Biz Saturday

Hey there, my flower freaks! Everyone ready for the Thanksgiving Day feast and fun with family and friends? I sure am.

Keep in mind that this Saturday the 25th is Small Business Saturday. That’s the day to show your love to your favorite small business owners by spending money in their shops! I’m offering 20% off any purchase (use coupon code BF-SBS-2017 when checking out to get your 20% discount) on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. That’s my way of showing my love to all my awesome customers who keep R&G going throughout the year. So head on over to the “Shop” on FB or the “Garden Boutique” of R&G’s website and do some shopping! Remember that not everything is uploaded yet, so let me know if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

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Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

 

 

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Online Garden Boutique

Wanting new plants for your garden but don’t feel like going to the garden centers? No problem, R&G has you covered! Check out the plants we have for sale in the “Garden Boutique” section of our website. AND it’s only a $5 delivery fee within 50 miles of downtown Orlando!
 
Don’t worry if what you’re looking for isn’t uploaded into the Garden Boutique yet. My truck in the pics is full of plants not yet uploaded. My customer knew what she was looking for, she emailed me her list, I picked up the plants from my suppliers, then delivered them to her garden! Easy peazy. As you can see, my plants are the same container sizes you would get at garden centers and big box stores. None of those little bitty overpriced plants normally associated with online plant sales.

 

So. Check out our Garden Boutique. Send me your list if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Sit back and keep enjoying your day and let me deliver your plants to you!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

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Veggie Planting Time!

Here’s a good chart showing what can be veggies can be planted this month.

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I do sell veggies and herbs through the online Garden Boutique, I just don’t have them listed yet. Just let me know what you’re looking for, call or text 386-310-9969 or email jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, and I’ll see if I can get it for you.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

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Plant of the Week: Farfugium ‘Giganteum’

Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ is this week’s featured plant!

This is a very cool Farfugium for your shade/part shade garden. She has HUGE leaves: up to 12″. She grows about 2’ x 2’ and blooms the usual yellow, daisy-type flowers in late Fall/Winter. Great in the ground and containers. Semi-evergreen: keeps her leaves in warm winters, dies to the roots if it gets below about 20 degrees. Very easy care plant. The one thing she doesn’t like is very wet soil. What more could you want!!

She grows in Zones 7 – 10, and is a Florida Friendly plant.

 

Pop on over to Farfugium ‘Giganteum’s’ Garden Boutique page and order yourself one or two or more!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

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Muhly Grass

Have you noticed around town a grass-type plant with wispy, very delicate pale pink plumes blooming lately? That, my flower freaks, is the beautiful native ornamental grass called Muhly grass, aka Muhlenbergia capillaris.  

Muhly Grass

Muhly is a very hardy, easy to grow grass that would do awesome in your sun to part sun garden. It quickly grows to 3-4′ tall x 3′ wide with an arching habit. The fluffy flower stalks can add another 3′-5′ of height to the plant. The blooms start showing color in late October. I think they’re pretty cool looking even after they dried out. Oh but wait … there’s more: The dried seed heads also are a favorite of hungry birds.

Muhly Grass
Muhly Grass flowering plumes and dried plumes

Muhly makes an excellent medium-size hedge, accent plant, foundation plant, middle of the border plant, or even container plant as long as the container is large.  It thrives in zones 7 – 11. Maintenance is pretty simple: Cut it back in late January to about 6″ to 1′ from the ground. Give it organic fertilizer such as Milorganite twice a year: mid-March and mid-October are perfect times. Rake or hand pull the dead leaf stalks to keep it clean looking. Then just sit back and enjoy the beauty of Muhly!

It’s a pretty versatile plant in the type of soil it likes, its only requirement is well draining soil. While it is drought tolerant after becoming established, it looks much better with regular watering. Are you thinking about putting in a rain garden, or do you have an area that drains well but stays moist for awhile after rainy days? Those are areas Muhly will do great in, along with it adapting just fine to normal garden situation.

Oh, did you know that Muhly grass also comes in a white flowering variety!! Why, yes it does:

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White Muhly Grass (pic courtesy of Clemson University)

So now that you know all about Muhly grass, how about popping over to R&G’s Unique Garden Boutique and ordering yourself one … or more!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva