Chocolate Iris

My chocolate iris are blooming their hearts out this year. When perennials bloom it is like having friends visit after not seeing them for a long time. The daffodils didn’t bloom well this year and I missed them, so I am really enjoying the iris – and eagerly awaiting blooms in the other perennials that are teasing me with lush […]

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Time to Say Goodbye

We are once again planning to leave Southwest Florida for our migration north to Michigan. Our daughter visited for a long weekend, so I knew my visit to the Naples Botanical Garden last Tuesday would be my last. I approached this visit very differently, even beginning my walk by going counter-clockwise. It was a beautiful morning; temperature about 65 degrees, […]

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Tiny Orchids

I am drawn to little orchids and although these are not the smallest I’ve seen in the Naples Botanical Garden Orchid Garden, they are really small. They grow on stems like this. Kind of like an orchid nosegay. They seem especially magical in the middle of the night when I can’t get to sleep because my body is acting up. […]

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