Selection Of The Month: The Garden Club Of Palm Coast’s Garden Of The Month

Sheryl and Joseph Pozzuoli of 8th Street in Flagler Beach have been recognized as the October 2022 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast. Originally from New Jersey, they moved to Flagler Beach in 2000 and have been here for 22 years. Sheryl never uses any chemicals to protect the wildlife and pollinators. Many trees on her property have bird houses situated halfway up the tree.
The front driveway has a flower bed that surrounds the entire front of the house. The edging is made with colorful glass bottles with a hardscape frontage that has a firepit and bench. Metal structures,driftwood, pottery and pieces of ocean coral are artistically placed throughout the gardens.
The front yard has quite the diversity of plants: painted finger bromeliads, zinnias, blue daze, lantanas, flapjack, potato vines, blanket flower (Gaillardia), pencil cactus, oleander, plumbago, elephant ears, pink rose of sharon, coral amaryllis, portulaca, potted orange hibiscus, spider plants and a hedge of variegated schefflera.
On the right side there is a three-tier waterfall and a chimenea filled with vinca, salvias, verbena, portulaca and sweet potato vine. Next to the fence is a Norfolk Island pine, orange vincas, red mandevilla, red pentas, yellow lantanas, foxtail, jade, ice plants and a beautiful yellow and white flowering plumeria. A wall mounted waterfall and hanging plants near the front door greet visitors.
The back fence has a sign that reads, “Welcome to our little piece of Paradise.” It’s a mini oasis with a beautiful koi fish waterfall pond with fragrant pink blooming Evelyn Randig water lilies and surrounded with lush plants: foxtail, and, rabbit ferns, phoenix roebelenii palm, wandering jew, variegated schefflera, ‘Petra’ croton, Hawaiian ti and a hanging staghorn fern. This beautiful landscape near the ocean truly is a little piece of paradise.
Submitted by Nancy Iandoli, Selection of the Month Committee