October, 2019 Newsletter

October is here, and we are celebrating the end of summer! We are getting ready for your visits with new plants and items for your home and garden. Keep a look out in each newsletter for plant highlights + possibly a few more special events this winter. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Gardening!

Our bonsais are 20% off the entire month of October. They make incredible gifts; they symbolize harmony, peace, order of thoughts, balance and all that is good 
in nature.

We have a nice selection. You don't want to miss this sale!

Thank you to each + every one that came to our special event featuring Summer Rayne Oakes. We hope you enjoyed it and received great advice on how to make your plants love you. Summer shared her story and the importance of nature in our own lives - even living in the city. She believes that, when we can include plants in our daily lives, we will experience joy + peace. To all who attended, we hope you left feeling encouraged + inspired to continue cultivating your garden. And if you haven't read her book, How To Make a Plant Love You, we still have a couple copies at Amelia's. Pick up a copy for yourself or to gift for 10% off.
Enjoy a few photos below from the event.

Arundo donax 'Variegata'
Variegated Giant Reed Grass

  • Large-scale focal point in water or moist gardens; use as a marginal plant
  • Native to Mediterranean fresh water wetlands
  • Bronze plumes appear late summer
  • Prefers full to part shade
  • Grows to 8'-10' tall
  • Clumping variety, does not run, and it is not invasive 
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Mini Monstera

  • Currently one of the must-have plants in the aroid craze
  • Fast growing vining plant
  • Native to Thailand
  • Thrives in bright indirect light
  • Keep evenly moist using a well drained organic potting mix

If you like the look of Monstera deliciosa but don't have the space, this is a good substitute. The leaves generally stay 12" or smaller.
Rosa chinensis 'Louis Philippe'
Florida Cracker Rose

Louis Philippe is an old garden rose or heirloom variety. It is one of the best performing roses for Florida. It was developed in 1834 by a French rose breeder and was named in honor of the King of France.

  • Grows on its own rootstock so it's disease resistant
  • Tolerates heat well once established
  • Continuous blooms of deep pink to red petals
  • Year-long bloomer with mildly scented flowers
  • Prefers full sun but can take 5-6 hours
  • Mature height - 3'-5'
We hope you enjoyed our October Newsletter and come see us soon. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. Also, don't forget about our sale this month and we hope one of our "Plants of the Month" sparked your interest. Have an amazing October.

Amelia's SmartyPlants
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