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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?

red shrimp plant
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

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Espoma Organic Fertilizers and Pine Straw

New items in R&G’s Neighborhood Garden Boutique are all of the Espoma organic fertilizers and pine straw bales. Milorganite and fish emulsion fertilizers will be added tomorrow.

You’ll see that R&G’s prices on the organic fertilizers are actually cheaper than the big box store prices. Go here to see the products and put your order in:  Organic Fertilizers.

Need to freshen the mulch in your garden beds? Pine straw can be found here: Pine Straw Bales.  I can also give you a price to spread it, just ask!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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New Plants In The Boutique

New plants have been added to the online Neighborhood Garden Boutique! Brugmansia, Australian Tree Fern, and Tea Olive are now for sale.

I’ll add more tomorrow.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

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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

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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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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

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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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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