Arrowhead vines are rainforest plants from Central America, not native to Florida yet vigorously adapted to the area. If planted in-ground, they quickly edge out native ferns and understory plants via thick ”runner” stems that root as they go
Large sections of St.Lucie and Indian River Counties are swathed in this plant…it even climbs over trees. In 2003, the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council declared S. Podophyllum a Category I invasive species….and not a moment too soon!
And now to routes of a different kind.
I’ve heard of rolling hills….but never rolling gardens
Bus Roots started in 2010 as an NYU thesis project, so this isn’t exactly new “news;” just new-to-me. I discovered it yesterday in a 2011 blog post and was intrigued! If you’ve seen the bus, or know anything current about the concept, please leave a comment! (My efforts at research went nowhere!)
In closing, I have a few photos to share:
When I purchased this Dendrobrium Orchid in January 2011, it was half dead, with NO hint of previous bloom spikes. (It was 75% off though, so worth it! ) 19mos have passed since then…..finally, the reward!
Until next time……
Happy October 1st!
- Gardeners’ Dirt: English ivy, an evergreen with versatile gardening presence (victoriaadvocate.com)
- Keep America Beautiful Promotes Planting of Native Species (justmeans.com)
- NFTA Bus Shelter Gets A Living Green Roof (buffalorising.com)