Our field trip to Rock City Gardens in Vero was amazing. With acres and Acres of inspiration every member walked away from our fantastically fun day with new life breathed into their gardens at home. Seeing the clever and creative ways the experts have used native and exotic plants on the guided tour crating beautiful textures, colors and beauty to the surroundings. with many ideas on what to do at home we enjoyed lunch and each other among the plants laughing pausing only to
by Muriel Stuart Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie, Faded as crumbled stone and shifting sand, Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry - Meadows and gardens running through my hand. Dead that shall quicken at the voice of spring, Sleepers to wake beneath June’s tempest kiss; Though birds pass over, unremembering, And no bee seek here roses that were his. In this brown husk a dale of hawthorn dreams; A cedar in this narrow cell is thrust That shall drink deeply at a
Rockledge Gardens Classes Saturday, January 24, 10 am: Ways to Grow: Raised Bed and Floating Gardens. Join Kaydie for this free seminar all about these two unique ways of growing your own food at home! Saturday, January 31, 10 am: Make-n-Take: Succulent Gardens. Join Kathy Kraft of Kraft Gardens for an informative workshop all about succulents. These desert beauties are not only stunning; they're also very low-maintenance. Learn about using succulents in landscaping as well a
Florida has celebrated Arbor Day since 1886 and has one of the first Arbor Day celebrations in the nation, on the third Friday in January. (1/17/2020) National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates based on the best tree planting times in their area. Over 200 communities in Florida celebrate Arbor Day, either as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with some other occasion. Check with your local city
What to Plant Bedding Plants - Plants to add to the garden during the coolest months include dianthus, begonia, pansy, petunia, viola, lobelia, dusty miller, and snapdragon. See Gardening With Annuals in Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg319 Bulbs – So many choices! Plant crinum, agapanthus, clivia, gloriosa lily, society garlic, spider lilies, rain lilies, day lilies, African iris, bulbine and gladiola bulbs. Provide a layer of mulch for protection from cold temperatures.
By W.S. Merwin With what stillness at last you appear in the valley your first sunlight reaching down to touch the tips of a few high leaves that do not stir as though they had not noticed and did not know you at all then the voice of a dove calls from far away in itself to the hush of the morning so this is the sound of you here and now whether or not anyone hears it this is where we have come with our age our knowledge such as it is and our hopes such as they are invisible