Sunday, February 6, 2011

Society of the Four Arts Garden, Palm Beach, FL

The Four Arts Garden is a fun place to visit.  It is maintained by the Garden Club of Palm Beach.  

The gardens were designed in 1938 to show the tropical plants you can grow in South Florida

A good place to rest

So inviting

There are interesting sculptures

The Bismark Palm (left) - one of may favorites, but too big for my yard

Sior Maschera by Philip Jackson

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spring comes to Florida

Here's a little Florida Sunshine for everyone stuck in another snow storm.  Spring is coming to Florida.  You can see new growth on some plants, and flowering trees are starting to bloom.  These photos were taken at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach last week.

Yellow Tabebuia

Also called the trumpet tree -  bursts into bloom.

It blooms before it leafs out.

Peach Tree - you don't usually see these in Florida

BeautyBerry  (Callicarpa americana) - a Florida native with the most beautiful berries.