Reader's Gardens

Eric & Ellen's Garden

I’m proud to present my second Reader’s Garden participants.  Please enjoy visiting Eric & Ellen’s garden.

Enjoy your green space and Florida gardening!

Eric and Ellen's wildflower garden
They used part of the snag as a trellis for a Centrosema vine.
American lady butterfly on a sea oxeye daisy flower
American lady butterfly on a sea oxeye daisy.

They had an oak tree that was beautiful but died after Hurricane Ian put 9 feet of water over their property.

So they repurposed it as a snag which is well used by their local wildlife. They made lemonade out of a lemon and I think it’s wonderful.  I love this type of repurposing gardening!

Please enjoy their garden!

Native Bee house
One of their native bee houses
sea oxeye daisy (Borrichia frutescens)
In the rear of their house is a street that floods with salt water regularly, around each full and new moon phase. They have found that the sea oxeye daisy (Borrichia frutescens) and seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) can take this condition. The pollinators love them and the dragonflies use them as a perch.
Holywood Lignumvitae (Guaiacum sanctum)
Holywood Lignumvitae (Guaiacum sanctum) is an endangered plant that is only found naturally occurring in Miami-Dade and Monroe Keys counties, but can be grown in other areas with a coastal environment.
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