What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday – April 15th Edition!

Lakes Park is still closed per the state-wide” “Stay At Home” order, so we are taking a virtual stroll in the Fragrance Garden today – come with us and and check out what’s bloomin’

(If you are interested in donating to the Fragrance Garden, scroll to the end for information and a link)

Gardenia in the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) – the fragrance is INTOXICATING

 

Shell Ginger growing in the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) – native to East Asia

 

Yellow roses blooming the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

Yellow roses blooming in the Rose Garden section of the Fragrance Garden. If anyone is good at identifying species of roses, we’d love to have you take a walk in there with us sometime, once the park is open again. Get in touch! Info@LakesPark.org

 

Holywood Lignum Vitae growing in the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

Holywood Lignum Vitae – the “tree of life” (Guaiacum sanctum) – it’s a Florida native and considered endangered in this state (see efloras.org)

 

Bougainvillea bursting with blooms in the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

Bougainvillea bursting with blooms in the Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park

 

Help us maintain What’s Bloomin’ –

HOW TO DONATE

The Fragrance Garden at Lakes Park is created and maintained by a dedicated team of Lee County Parks & Rec volunteers, and funded by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Want to help? Your donations are tax deductible!  Our address is 7330 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 – or click here to donate online.  THANK YOU.