We have always been known to sell easy-care landscaping plants at good prices in our Potting Shed.
We have a large variety available right now, from $2 on up. A particular favorite is the Crucifix Orchid (or walking orchid) – a heat and drought tolerant ground orchid with spectacular orange blooms. We have everything from bulbs to butterfly plants.
After the flurry of activity all day, as vendors, workers and volunteers bustled to get organized for the big day tomorrow, the Park is quiet and beautiful in the evening – ready for a big day tomorrow, starting at 8:00 a.m.
Our thoughts are with those on the Atlantic Coast dealing with Hurricane Matthew. We at the Park are blessed with very minimal effects. It’s cloudy and breezy with sprinkles of rain this Friday, as Jacob goes around preparing the Park for yet another wedding tomorrow.
He has created a beautiful secluded little bench area in front of the Baden building handicap ramp, and cleaned up most of the debris that the high winds scattered.
The silk floss trees are blooming, and the Park looks lovelier than ever.
Anthony Walker R.N., a clinical nurse by profession, has spent a large part of the last several days digging, trimming and weeding in Palma Sola Botanical Park’s succulent garden, and it shows.
Walker and Pat Lee were getting a last bit of yard work in on Sunday, as rain clouds gathered. Lee pointed out the Madagascar Palm in the top tier of the garden, now weed-free and splendid, and accompanied by a smaller specimen that Lee and Walker had found in the potting shed and transplanted next to the existing cactus. “This was the first cactus I ever owned”, she said.
” When I was a kid I always really liked cactus for some reason,” said Walker. “I always wanted to go out to the desert southwest and see Saguaro cactuses, so I started collecting little cactuses. Now here is my chance to make a beautiful cactus garden. I’m real happy to be here.”
Walker has trimmed back fast growing cactuses to showcase slower growing ones, and pulled containers full of weeds. The succulent garden has not looked this good in a long time. Come by and see it.
A big thank you to those able to come out to William’s Eagle Project at Palma Sola Botanical Gardens. The osprey platform was constructed with the assistance of his uncles Gregg and Paul. Two gentlemen from FP&L delivered the over 30’ pole and prepared the site located on the southwestern end of the property near Geraldson’s Farm. After sawing off a little of the top of the pole the platform was attached by bolts and screws along with two metal stabilizing rods. Following that, the guys from FP&L installed the pole in the ground.
The project looks good and the only thing left for William to do is to create an informational sign and install it, and a happy osprey couple to choose it to build their nest.
These are some great IMAGESof the platform’s installation at the Park.