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Kim’s New Garden

Finished up my latest design/install project in the Venetian Bay neighborhood of New Smyrna Beach today. Thought you’d like to see the before/after pics of it.
 
My client wanted to start with small plants, so I used 3- and 1-gallon sizes. She asked for a clean, low maintenance garden, so I decided to go with ‘Silver Sword’ Azalea (a really cool azalea with variegated leaves and hot pink flowers that age to red), ‘Cassa Blue’ Dianella, bush daisies, and Coontie palms. It’s a very simple design, with areas left open for her to plant seasonal color.
 
I trimmed up the Pygmy Date Palm that was eating the house. lol She wanted to use rock for mulch, so that’s 4 ton of rock in that bed. I need a massage, for sure!
 
Are you ready for new garden beds? Call me, 386-310-9969, to set up a free consultation!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

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Rain, Rain, Rain

Y’all hear that noise?? That’s the sound of our gardens sighing in happiness cause they’re finally getting rain!!!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Redbud ‘Ruby Falls’

Looking for a small, 6-8′ tall x 4-6′ wide, tree for your part shade/part sun area? Well, ‘Ruby Falls’ weeping redbud might be just what you need.

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Sh’Ruby Falls’ in bloom

She flowers beautiful lavender pink blooms in the spring, then her gorgeous burgundy, heart-shaped leaves emerge. They gradually change to a dark green color in the summer.

Don’t you just love the cool crookedy shape of the stems!

They’re in 15-gallon containers, with the plants approximately 3-1/2′ tall x 3′ wide, and are just starting to leaf out. Cost is $119.00, plus tax.

You know you want one!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Container Gardens

Adorable planter overflowing with Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ sitting on a discarded chair. Reuse and repurpose is my motto! ‘Diamond Frost’ is a gorgeous trailing perennial that blooms constantly year round. It’s hardy too: I didn’t cover it at all during our cold days this winter. I’ll have it for sale as soon as my suppliers have it ready.

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‘Diamond Frost’ Euphorbia

I make custom container gardens using either your pots or pots I supply. I use the common ceramic, plastic, terra cotta, etc, and whimsical and unique pots I’ve found at flea markets and antique shops.

Let me know what you’re looking for, and I can make it for you! Email, Jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, or call/text, 386-310-9969.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Blooms Bring Butterflies …

The tropical milkweed in my garden are blooming! Have you ever looked up close at a milkweed flower? They’re rather pretty.

Tropical Milkweed

I’ve noticed an increase in butterfly activity in the garden since the milkweed blooms began. There aren’t too many things to me more relaxing than watching the butterflies flit from flower to flower.

R&G has tropical milkweed for sale in the Neighborhood Garden Boutique for only $4/1-gallon size. For more information on tropical milkweed and to order, go here: “Tropical Milkweed”.  They aren’t listed yet, but I can also get many varieties of our native milkweed. Just let me know what you’re looking for!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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They’ll be here soon …

The butterflies and hummingbirds will be back in our area in droves soon. Is your garden up to the task of having enough nectar plants and host plants for them?

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Red Shrimp Plant

These gorgeous flowers are part of a client’s order for her new butterfly and hummingbird attracting garden. I’m telling ya, not long after I set these in the holding area in my backyard the butterflies started coming around. This is only a small part of the plants she’s getting next week. Will share pics of of all of them then. Click on each pic to see the name of the plant.

Blue Porterweed
Blue Porterweed

I’m in the process of adding these to R&G’s Neighborhood Garden Boutique. In the meantime, here are the prices: Red Shrimp Plant, Tropical Milkweed, ‘Saucy Wine’ Salvia, and ‘Wendy’s Wish’ Salvia are $4.00/1-gallon size. The Red Porterweed and Blue Porterweed are $4.50/1-gallon size. The ‘Chater’s Double Mix’ Hollyhocks are $1.50/4″ container.

If your garden is in need of more nectar and host plants, let me help! Call or text, 386-310-9969, or email, jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, and I’ll put together a list of plants perfect for your garden.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique