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The Year in Flowers Archives - Page 3 of 28 - Hoot Acre Farm
Fuzzy Mold

Fuzzy Mold

Snow on Thanksgiving in Florida? No, it’s fuzzy white mold thriving on the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port. Looks like snow though.
Yellow Pea Cover Crop

Yellow Pea Cover Crop

Cover crops (also called green manure) are hard-working plants that perform a host of valuable functions like increasing soil organic matter, fixing nitrogen, breaking up compaction, suppressing weeds and preventing erosion. Source: High Mowing Seeds Location:...
White Stripe Bougainvillea

White Stripe Bougainvillea

White strip bougainvillea is one of the most elegant bougainvilleas, featuring clusters of clear white flower bracts against pleasing green and white variegated foliage. Strong vine-like habit provides quick cover and a beautiful show throughout the warm season. Great...
Turk’s Cap Mallow

Turk’s Cap Mallow

Turk’s cap mallow is a Florida-Friendly shrub related to hibiscus. The lovely flowers, usually red, appear as if they’re just about open fully, but never do. Turk’s Cap Mallow start blooming at the beginning of the summer and will keep going until...
Cranberry Hibiscus

Cranberry Hibiscus

Cranberry hibiscus possesses the rare combination of beauty, utility and edibility. Once established, this tropical hibiscus is a landscaping standout, requires little to no tending or irrigation, and is edible. Cranberry hibiscus flowers profusely in late fall into...
Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

The aptly named yesterday, today and tomorrow shrub (Brunfelsia spp.) produces a fascinating display of flowers from spring until the end of summer. The flowers start out purple and gradually fade to lavender and then white. The shrub also has delightfully fragrant...
Orange Butterfly Ginger

Orange Butterfly Ginger

Gardeners love butterfly gingers for their showy floral displays that last from late spring through early fall. The waxy flowers come in white, pink, orange, and red tones and appear on flower stalks that rise above the foliage. The fragrant blooms can also be cut and...
Camellia

Camellia

Camellias have been a part of the southern landscape for almost 200 years. Camellias flower in the fall and winter when their display of colorful blooms is most appreciated. During the remainder of the year their evergreen foliage, interesting shapes and textures, and...
Spatterdock

Spatterdock

Spatterdock is among the most common aquatic plants in Florida. Many unfamiliar with spatterdock will call it a water lily, but it’s not. Water lilies have flowers that fully open, while spatterdock produces yellow flowers that look perpetually half-open, at best....
Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

The water hyacinth is an invasive planta non grata in much of the world where it often jams rivers and lakes with uncounted thousands of tons of floating plant matter. A healthy acre of water hyacinths can weigh up to 200 tons! In Florida, where for 100 years this...
Azalea

Azalea

Azaleas are a classic Southern plant, both for the structure they provide year-round and for the magnificent floral displays they produce. Few other flowering shrubs put on such a spectacular show—some azaleas produce so many flowers at once that you can hardly see...
Dotted Horsemint

Dotted Horsemint

Dotted horsemint, or spotted beebalm, is a native Florida wildflower that attracts a huge assortment of pollinating insects. When in bloom, you will see species of bees and pollinating wasps that you never knew existed in your area, and it is a show not repeated by...