When FNGLA pro's come together for a good cause....
On November 24th, several FNGLA professionals came together to film an episode of the popular Florida Discovery Channel's series 'Flip my Florida Yard'.
The challenge consists of doing a total make-over of a family's garden and installing a new landscape following Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ standards.
In a record time of 8 hours, the Wilson family's yard was turned into a tropical paradise, including Florida-Friendly™ plants, a butterfly garden, outdoor shower and even a little 'beach corner.'
We'd like to than the following professionals for their generous donations of material, time and knowledge:
Special Thanks to:
- Luc Limbourg
- Christina Catron
Southern Native Nursery
- Raina and David Adams
A one Stop Garden Shop
- The Friedrich family and Wyatt from
Excelsa Gardens, Inc.
- Randy Spies Handyman Service
- Jason Martinez and crew
- Bill Schall from the UF/IFAS extension service
and, of course, Chad and his TV crew from Chad Crawford Entertainment!
Come and help out our friends at Mounts Botanical Gardens, who have had a rough time and for who we are raising funds trying to get them back on track.
Get set to shop as Mounts Botanical Garden hosts Plant-A-Palooza, its annual fall plant sale, Nov. 14-15 — postponed a week after a tropical storm was forecast to be near Florida when it was originally scheduled.
“We have reimagined our fall plant sale for today’s new normal,” Mounts Curator Director Rochelle Wolberg said in a statement. “Public health and safety are our top priorities. Because we’re adhering to Palm Beach County and CDC requirements and guidelines, the upcoming sale will be held at reduced capacity. We are also requesting that all tickets be purchased in advance through www.mounts.org.”
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, the fall plant sale will feature more than 30 vendors, offering a range of plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture and accessories, baskets, and fine crafts, all spread throughout the garden. Visitors can stroll and shop in a socially distanced environment, while looking for bonsai, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, citrus, ferns, Florida natives, flowering trees, ginger, heliconia, orchids and supplies, pitcher plants, plumeria, roses, succulents, vines and more.
“The Mounts Nursery and Vintage Thrift Shop will also be open with a great variety of plants and unique treasures for the home and garden,” Ms Wolberg said in the statement.
Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15. The Entrance/Exit will be at Gate 2 only, in the DMV parking lot. The front entrance gate and back area gate will be closed. Parking is in the DMV lot and the Mounts front entrance lot (there’s a pathway to Gate 2). No onstreet parking.
Tickets should be purchased in advance. Admission is free for Mounts members starting at 8 a.m. Saturday only. A current membership card is required. Advance admission for nonmembers is $10 (general/ages 13 and up); $5 (children 5-12). Gate admission is by credit card only at $12 and $5.
Mounts Botanical is at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.mounts.org. ¦
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