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Coral Honeysuckle

Looking for a native vine that flowers and attracts butterflies and hummers? Look no further: Coral Honeysuckle is just what you need and it’s available for sale in R&G’s Neighborhood Garden Boutique at “Coral Honeysuckle.”

Coral Honeysuckle
Coral Honeysuckle (pic courtesy of the internet)

Botanical Name: Lonicera sempervirens

Common Name: Coral Honeysuckle

This is a beautiful Florida native honeysuckle vine that blooms tubular crimson-colored blooms starting in the Spring that the butterflies and hummingbirds love. Also is a host plant for the Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon) and Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) butterfly in its northern ranges. Birds, especially cardinals, love to eat the seeds. Evergreen and fast grower to 12-15′ tall x 3-9′ wide. Great for covering fences, growing up a trellis or arbor, or growing up trees. Loves sun to part shade. Zones 4 – 10 Native vine.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Plant Wish List

Hello my fellow flower freaks!

Time to get all excited:  I’m adding new plants to R&G’s Neighborhood Garden Boutique tomorrow! Camellia sinensis (the leaves are used to make tea!), Tea Olive, Camellia japonicas and sasanquas, Swamp Jasmine, Carolina Jasmine, more native plants, ‘Maid of Orleans’ Sambac Jasmine, pineapple guava, angelwing begonias, brugmansia, Fringe Tree, gerbera daisies, herbs, veggies, Jatropha, Ponytail Palms, and Australian Tree Ferns are just a few on the list to be added.

So tell me … Do you have anything in particular you want me to start selling? Maybe a plant you’ve had on your wish list for awhile but can’t seem to find anywhere? Or annuals/perennials you know you want to add to your garden? Or maybe a particular type of organic fertilizer you like to use? Just let me know, and I’ll see if I can find it for you!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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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

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Bringing Beauty To Your Life Through Your Garden

Hello there, my central Florida flower freaks! Did you know that Roses and Gargoyles Gardenscapes offers gardenscape walkabouts, garden maintenance, garden design and installation, and custom container gardens? Yes, we do! We specialize in butterfly and hummingbird attracting gardens and rose gardens, but we can create and/or maintain any type of garden. We use Florida native and Florida friendly plants, integrated pest management, organic fertilizers and amendments, “right plant, right place” theory, and natural pruning techniques to keep your plants healthy and thriving. Give us a call or text, 386-310-9969, or email, jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, to set up your appointment. We beautify gardens from Orlando to the beaches.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

 

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Union Street Farmers Market Day

It’s Union Street Farmers Market day! Here are the plants that are looking good and ready to sell: pink jacobina, ornamental pomegranate, “Cora” vinca, “Panama Red” cranberry hibiscus, peach Turks Cap, “Henry’s Garnet” Sweetspire, yellow orchid vine, white Lady Banks Rose, Old Blush Rose, Verbena bonariensis “Lollipop”, and “Tropic Flame” Crossandra.

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I’ll be at Bo Didley Park in downtown Gainesville 4:00 – 7:00. See you soon!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Coming Attractions…

Got some really cool plants coming in this week.  Some are the usual suspects, but some are ones that either have never been in stock or haven’t been available lately.  They are:  Lespedeza “Little Volcano,” Muhly grass, Mexican Bush Sage, Simpson’s Stopper, and Moujean Tea.

Muhly grass and Simpson’s Stopper are both native plants.

Muhly grass is a host plant for butterflies.  Mexican Bush Sage, Moujean Tea, and Simpson’s Stopper are nectar plants for butterflies.  And…the leaves of Moujean Tea are edible and used to make tea.

“Little Volcano” is the plant in the header pic.  I’ll post more pics and info on each plant when I get them.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Muhly Grass

Muhly Grass is a beautiful native grass that looks like pink smoke when it blooms.  It grows about 4′ x 4′, not counting the plumes.  A mature plant in full bloom gets about 5′ tall.  Semi-evergreen, full sun to part shade, low maintenance, and it’s a nectar plant for butterflies.  What more could you want!!

I have it in stock, $3.99 for a 1-gallon container. Can get it in 3-gallon container if you need a larger plant.

Muhly Grass
Muhly Grass

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs