Selection Of The Month: The Garden Club Of Palm Coast’s monthly garden by Nancy Iandoli

Tiare Darder of Colechester Lane, has been recognized as December 2022 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast. Tiare was born in Cuba and came to the US when she was 18 years old and settled in Tampa. One day she drove through Palm Coast, fell in love with Palm Coast and felt like it was fate that brought her here. She has been living here now for 4 years.
This very attractive landscape has cement edged beds throughout the property. Most of her beds are complimented with whimsical wooden animals which she makes and paints herself. She also has a wooden rooster on top of her mailbox. She has a different rooster for each season.
In her doorway area she is very proud of her potted ponytail palm that has travelled with her for 27 years! To the left side of her yard, you find much diversiy including staghorn fern, ground orchids, blue and white sage, society garlic, Brazilian dwarf morning glory, Areca palm, blue Bismarck palm, crotons, Barbados cherry tree, fig tree, spicy jatropha, multi-color amaryllis, ground roses, and her favorite plant a Tibouchina.
The back yard is on a canal with a raised brick wall bed containing assorted succulents. Another area has gardenias, milkweed, magnolias, climbing allamanda on a trellis, several varieties of fruit trees such as: plantains, lemon and lime, blood orange, grapefruits, sugar plum, three pineapples and tangerines. She also grows Cuban and Italian oregano, Cuban mint, and marjoram.
In her lanai area she propagates many of her plants from succulents, cactus, and orchids toname a few. There are many full pots as well as hanging plants to admire, making you feel as if you are in a greenhouse.