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Gardens Alive!

This is so true! We should have a mix of nectar plants and host plants for the butterflies and caterpillars, and plants that grow berries for the birds, and plants that bloom at night for the moths, and plants with tubular shaped flowers for the hummingbirds, and water for all critters to drink, and nectar plants for the bees and wasps and all the other lovely pollinator bugs. Our gardens should be alive with things moving and growing and living.

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Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

 

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New Plants!

Hello there, my fellow gardening fiends!

I’ve been busy today adding new plants to R&G’s online gardening shop! Be sure to check them out … and to buy some for your garden. Click on the plant name and it’ll take you directly to its page.

Teddy Bear Palm
‘Blue Java’ Banana
Licuala peltata var ‘sumawongii’
Ruffled Fan Palm (courtesy of Palmpedia)
Seashore Palm

Are there any plants in particular you’d like me to start carrying in the shop? Just let me know, and I’ll see if my suppliers have what you want.

Happy digging in the dirt ..

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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Maypop Vine

Passiflora incarnata, aka Maypop Vine, passionvine, or purple passion flower, are absolutely stunning native vines. They’re host plants to Gulf Fritillary, Zebra, Crimson patch longwing, red banded hairstreak, and Julie heliconian butterflies, and the flowers are stunningly beautiful. Oh, and did you know that wild turkeys like to eat the young curly tendrils of the vines?! How cool is all that!

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Passiflora incarnata

They grow at least 25′, so give them room to spread. Sturdy arbors, fences, or walls are great supports for them. They cling and climb by curling their tendrils around the support.  They like part sun to sun, and are drought tolerant once established. Blooming happens summer to fall.

Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) also known as Maypop, is a showy evergreen, flowering vine that is a larval host plant for the Gulf Fritillary and Zebra Longwing butterfly. The flower is a spectacular pink and purple and generally reaches a width of 3 to 5 inches. Each unique flower lasts about one day, appearing in the summer and early fall. The edible green fruits can be found on the vine along with the flowers.” ~UF IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners~ 

Here’s a link to more info on them:  Passiflora incarnata

I sell them in 1-gallon sizes for $5.50 and in 3-gallon sizes for $14.65, plus tax and a $5.00 delivery fee. Email, jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, or text/call, 386-310-9969, to make your order.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva