Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.* Closed on Mondays

1515 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, FL--just south of West Palm Beach. (Click for Map) * info@ameliascapes.com * 561-540-6296

Let Us Celebrate Our Mothers

     Join us here at SmartyPlants this weekend to celebrate our moms. Bring her in for a stroll among the plants and fountains while listening to our tranquil music. While here, you may find the perfect gift for the day. And if a gift is not needed, simply create a lasting memory while enjoying time together at SmartyPlants. 
     Gardenias are in full bloom at the moment. While Miami Supremes are the most popular, there are other just-as-wonderful varieties like Tahitian and Vietnamese gardenias. The Tahitian variety has large multi-petaled flowers that are highly fragrant. Younger plants tend to have a vining habit. Just like the Miami Supremes, it also blooms in cycles throughout the year. The Vietnamese gardenia has a flat blossom of only five petals. This spring and summer bloomer is also highly fragrant. It can reach a height of ten feet, but six feet is more the norm. Both of these sun loving gardenias appreciate additional iron once a year or a soil acidifier.
     A gardening hat or a pair of gloves may also make mom smile. All our hats exhibit high-quality workmanship and provide excellent UV protection. Our gloves are comfortable, durable, washable, and come in several beautiful colors and sizes. 
     And there is also something special for the moms without a lot of gardening space such as our SmartyPlants Creations, a succulent combination dish, or a planted mossed balls placed in a decorative saucer or bowl. 


This Mother's Day Weekend
All gloves and hats 15% off
  
Plant of the Month
     Banana Bush 'Netty Dwarf' (Tabernaemontana pandacaqui) is a native of the South Pacific. It is a perennial shrub that grows only to about 6 ft. if that. Its lush green foliage is a great backdrop for the abundant and continuous small white flowers that are pinwheel shaped. The flowers are then followed by a pair of seeds that look like two bananas hanging in opposite directions, hence its common name. They start out red and then turn yellow when they ripen. Banana Bush works well as a mass planting, specimen shrub, or containerized accent piece. It is also drought tolerant once established and is a moderate grower. Our customers that have used this plant in their gardens rave about how well it does and the lack of pest problems associated with it. This plant is truly a winner. 
 
Peak Butterfly Season  

     We are in the peak season for butterfly migration back to the north. We have been visited by several species including swallowtails, julias, atalas, sulphurs, fritillaries, great southern whites, zebras, and of course monarchs. 
     To name a few, we have a fantastic supply of butterfly attracting wildflowers, including gaillardia, rouge plant, coreopsis, blue-eyed grass, mimosa, scorpion tail, asters, blue sage, wild petunia, seaside ageratum, frog fruit, and twinflowers. All these are available in 1-gallon pots.
     We are thrilled at SmartyPlants by the number of our customers that include host and nectar butterfly plants in their gardens. We share in the joy of their sightings of new butterflies or the hatching of the chrysalis, which we have observed even under fountains and other hardscapes inside the building. Butterflies are truly determined and awesome creatures. We are proud to implement pest-control practices that provide a non-toxic environment for our flying friends.




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