Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary…

How does your garden grow? Very well, thank you, with good watering. I don’t think there are silver bells or cockleshells, and definitely no row of pretty maids. But there are lots of kids when school isn’t in session because this is a fun place for families to visit. Frequently there are bus-loads of kids because it is a great […]

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Botanical Gardens: Butterflies

I was excited about going to the botanical gardens this morning. They open at 8:00 on Tuesday which makes it really nice – there aren’t many people and the sun is still low in the sky. This week I took a different lens to allow me to capture the gardens from a different perspective. I flashed my card in the […]

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Floral Friday – A Powder Puff

This plant stands out at the Naples Botanical Garden. The official name is Calliandra and this is the haemotocephala variety, native to Bolivia but very happy in central and southern Florida. It grows quickly to 10 ft. or more, with equal width. The pink that we see are actually long, silky stamens. This variety also comes in red – although […]

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