Happy August! 
Kids are back in school which means summer is coming to an end, and cool months are ahead! Hang tight just a little longer.

We have some amazing "Plants of the Month" and many new plants we recently discovered during our latest shopping spree. We couldn't resist, so we brought them to SmartyPlants to share with you. Come check them out; we are here to answer any questions and make suggestions on how to use them in your garden. Our sunny side and shade house have never been fuller.
We also invite you to come take advantage of our sale the month!

We bring you more exciting news! Mark you calendars; Summer Rayne Oakes is coming to SmartyPlants on September 22nd. This will be a mix + mingle with plant lovers, plus a short talk + Q&A, book signing, and give away! Summer's goal is to reconnect people to nature through the beauty of plants. See below for more information about this event.
Check her out on social media + YouTube.
Our August sale is through the end of the month! Come to Amelia's + take home a beautiful 12" Hibiscus Hanging Basket. Hang it on your back patio or next to your front door + enjoy the view and the blossoms!
Aquatic Plant
Varigated Water Celery
(Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo')

  • Direct sun to medium shade
  • Can grow 6-8"
  • Plant in a one-gallon (6-inch) container and submerge pot 2" below the water's surface

Shade House
(Polyscias fruticosa)

  • Choose from Balfour, Parsley, Chicken Gizzard, Ming, + Snowflake
  • Likes bright light to part sun
  • Requires moist well drained acidic soil 
  • Prefers a warm humid environment, but not too much water
  • Slow to medium grower; when used outside can grow to 8'-10' although it looks better when pruned for shape. Much slower growth when grown inside
  • Sudden changes such as repotting, relocating the plant, changing the temperature or humidity can cause leaf drop
  • Use as a houseplant, garden accent, or bonsai

Seashore Palm
(Allagoptera arenaria)

  • Unusual palm that's native to Brazil
  • Very slow growing, mature size is 6'X6'
  • Although theoretically a trunkless palm, the trunk may reach 18" high
  • Branches reach 9' with clusters of curling leaflets that arch to the ground
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Needs excellent drainage
  • One of the most salt-tolerant palms in Florida!
Sunny Side
Sunshine Mimosa
(Mimosa strigillosa)

  • Fast spreading ground cover; can be mowed + take some light foot traffic
  • Florida Native
  • Excellent choice for erosion control since taproots anchor themselves into the soil; excellent for in-between pavers or narrow spaces
  • Grows well in sandy soil - adaptable to both dry and moist sites
  • Pink "powderpuff" flowers bloom spring through fall
  • Host plant for the Little Sulphur Butterfly
Bahama Firebush
(Hamelia cuprea)

  • Beautiful glossy-leafed shrub/small tree
  • Abundant golden yellow bell- shaped flowers with streaks of orange in spring through fall
  • Excellent shrub or screening plant; can also be trimmed to be a small patio tree
  • Can be maintained as low as 6' and as high as 12'
  • Plant in well drained soil; drought tolerant once established
  • Full sun is best
  • Attractive to hummingbirds + butterflies 
  • Moderately salt tolerant
Summer Rayne Oakes
We are very excited to be hosting this event by Summer Rayne. Summer Rayne Oakes is an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist; she is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment and they're thriving! Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people.

Summer's book just came out + it's full of inspiration + helpful tips to grow your own indoor jungle. On September 22nd, she will be joining us at Smartyplants from 1-3pm. Join us for a beautiful afternoon learning from Summer + mingling with other plant lovers. You won't want to miss this! There will also be a special sale that day, a give away, plus a special promotion on her book that she will sign for you.

Space is limited, so don't waste time to reserve your spot. Please RSVP by visiting the link below. If you want to learn more about her, check out her website + You Tube 

We are so thankful for our valued clients and very excited for this next season ahead! Please let us know if you have any questions about Summer Rayne's Mix & Mingle, or anything else you may be wondering! We are here to serve you + your plants.
Hope to see you soon!
Closed Monday
Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
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