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News from the Gardens at Lakes Park, July 2020

News from the Gardens July 12, 2020 Construction of the passion vine trellis in the Rose Garden at Lakes Park   During this pandemic I know that the Gardens have been a great source of peace and joy for many folks walking through it each day. They take the time to tell us [...]

By |2020-07-16T16:35:01-04:00July 16th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Plant life, Rose Garden, Trees|Comments Off on News from the Gardens at Lakes Park, July 2020

Staghorn fern – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Staghorn fern at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, FL - Photo by Ann Krull, Lee County Volunteer What's Bloomin' Wednesday! for March 4th, 2020 The staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) is an impressive plant. They are tropical epiphytes - that means they grow on another plant, but they are not parasitic. Other examples [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Plant life, What's Bloomin' Wednesday|Comments Off on Staghorn fern – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Starburst Clerodendrum – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Starburst Clerodendrum - What's Bloomin' Wednesday Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) grows in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden. However, it hails from the Philippines and New Guinea. It is therefore well-suited to our climate here in Southwest Florida. It is a fast-growing member of the mint family ((Lamiaceae). It's a nectaring favorite among both hummingbirds and [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 25th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Plant life, What's Bloomin' Wednesday|Comments Off on Starburst Clerodendrum – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park September 2019 Early morning walks in the park are the best, especially late this September. The air has become comfortable, the sun is not yet blazing overhead, and the uncultivated sections of the park have an almost mystical quality. At Lakes Park, wildlife encounters of all [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:58:25-04:00October 1st, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Plant life, Wildlife|Comments Off on A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

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