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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.

'Ruby Falls' blooms
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

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

 

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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

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique