Florida florals

Florida florals

While unable to be present at the Chester Garden Club’s February meeting, your blogger was not negligent in touring floral displays at venues to the south. The two decorative arrangements below were spotted in an entryway at the Naples Botanical Gardens in Florida.

The Naples gardens, with the tagline “Gardens with Latitude“, include such specialty areas as Brazilian and Caribbean gardens, a Florida uplands preserve, and even a Children’s Garden.

The special children’s garden (designed after consultation with children themselves) includes educational aspects of gardening and many playing spaces. In the butterfly house, we came across a number of Monarch butterflies. Anyone visiting the area and interested in knowing more about the garden can get it from the website: naplesgarden.org.

The Marie Selby Garden, in Sarasota, is a centre of horticultural and educational expertise, especially in the cultivation of orchids. Many gorgeous specimens are for sale in the garden shop.

Soon it will be farewell to palm trees and (and the silk flowers that are a feature of so many rental condos!) and a return to the snowy landscapes of Chester. It’s been a grand adventure but it is also always good to arrive home.


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