Category Archives: Trees

The Gorgeous Silk Floss Tree reigns here in South Florida

A few days ago I was thumbing through my news feed on Facebook and scrolled down to a friend’s picture of a gorgeous silk floss tree in full bloom, with the title “Fall in Miami!” Right now I’m in the … Continue reading

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Sabal Palm/Cabbage Palm

Our State Tree (South Carolina’s too) When I was a child we would take the train from south Florida to Michigan to visit my grandparents. I always knew we were almost home when large majestic trees ceded to ugly, half-dead looking cabbage palms … Continue reading

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Penny Pines Project

Last fall, the Coral Gables Garden Club joined the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs in an effort to rejuvenate forest land in the state of Florida. Deforestation through natural disasters or human activities remains a major concern of environmentalists throughout … Continue reading

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Angel’s Trumpet—Brugmansia Versicolor

I walk my dog at night. A few doors down a neighbor grows an Angel’s Trumpet close to the sidewalk, and so often the intoxicating perfume of this tree envelopes me in a love of living in the tropics (okay, … Continue reading

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