My Mom, daughter, and I took a drive to visit this garden for a plant sale they were having, and to just have a look around. It is a 40 minute drive for us, and none of us had ever been there before. A gorgeous day today put us into action!
I focused on succulents (and one Bromeliad). This was a large (5 ft. tall) stone planter with faces all around on it as planter areas...here was one of the faces planted with sedum.
And how about a cute alligator (or is it a Croc ?) planter filled with Crown of Thorns??? A good match, I would say!!!
This was the prettiest red/orange bromeliad...just blazing away in it's little froggy planter!!!
This Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora 'Fantastic' (as it was labelled anyway) was quite large, and beautiful to boot! This was the only plant I was tempted to buy! I was not familiar with the hybrid 'Fantastic'...so decided to do a little research first. It was marked 18 dollars...and you may know about how cheap I am...knowing I could start one from a leaf...so I left empty handed!!!
Now...here is an added bonus! This Kalenchoe Bossfeldiana was found growing at Mom's house today. She took some near dead cuttings from my house a year ago...and now look at what she's got! I'd call that a SAVE!!! Isn't it just gorgeous...all reaching out and in bloom with that lovely shade of yellow! WOWZERS! Way to go Mom!!!
I love succulent plants more every day...nothing quite compares for me. Bromeliads are a close second...if I could just find some shade around here.....
If you are ever in Stuart, Florida...consider a visit to Tropical Ranch Botanical Gardens!