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.
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.
The tropical milkweed in my garden are blooming! Have you ever looked up close at a milkweed flower? They’re rather pretty.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Opened flower on ‘Wendy’s Wish’ Salvia
‘Chater’s Double Mix’ Hollyhocks
‘Saucy Wine’ Salvia. This is a new perennial salvia from Southern Living Plants
New buds on ‘Wendy’s Wish’ Salvia
New buds on ‘Wendy’s Wish’ Salvia
If your garden is in need of more nectar and host plants, let me help! Call or text, 386-310-9969, or email, email@example.com, and I’ll put together a list of plants perfect for your garden.
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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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Plants ready for delivery.
Plants ready for delivery.
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!
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 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 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:
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
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I have access to lots more plants than what are listed. Please let me know if you can’t find what you’re looking for … I probably have a supplier who grows it.
R&G delivers plants ordered through the Garden Boutique to customers in Volusia to Brevard counties over to Orange County. Delivery fee is only $5.
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