Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brevard Botanical Garden - Marsh Hibiscus Blooming!

I am part of a wonderful organization called the Brevard Botanical Garden. The organization's mission is to promote an increased appreciation of our environment. The Garden seeks to inspire, support, and educate the community about horticulture through UF/IFAS research based demonstrations, collections, and displays. All agents in my office from 4-H to horticulture to marine science will be able to use the garden for educational programs. It'll also be open to the public (eventually) where people can walk through and view lots of plants native to Florida. My contribution is helping with the pond in the garden. Today I took a picture of a marsh hibiscus blooming that I planted in May! I'm very excited about this! The flower of this plant is on the logo of the Garden so it seems fitting that it's included as one of the plants around the pond. For more information about the Garden check out the Brevard Botanical Garden Facebook Page and the website (work in progress). The Garden is always looking for people who want to be involved and help with different aspects of its development especially since we're still at the beginning stages.