December 2020 Garden Selection of the Month

Ophie Cordero of Winter Haven Court has been recognized as December 2020 Garden Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast. 

Ophie is origininally from the Phillipines and lived in Chicago until she moved to Palm Coast in 2008.


The front landscape has a variety of plants. Behind the stone wall you see bromeliads, red miniature knockout roses, plumeria, Liriope muscari (lily turf), pink dwarf oleander, Schefflera arboricola, pindo palms, red and pink hibiscus, yellow ixora, society garlic, yellow and red coreopsis, and bird of paradise.

Along the meandering stone walkway are gardenias, hydrangea, Sampaguita (the national flower of the Phillipines which is used to make a fragrant garland),  ti, orange Ixora, loropetalum, junipers, boxwood, schilling holly, Mammey and Petra crotons, bush daisy, all under a canopy of fan palms, magnolia, holly,  loquat, persimmon, and a fig tree.

The left side of the yard continues to have an abundance of color with coreopsis, ti, Mammey crotons, Mexican petunia, crape myrtle, cassia, plumeria, canna lilies, Schefflera arboricola, Sampaguita, and fan palm.

The back yard has wandering jew under the magnolias, as well as pagodas, jade, ti, a pot of bromeliads, climbing yellow and red mandevillas, a lime tree, and parsely and basil herbs.  Truly a beautiful landscape with diversity.

In absence of an in-person garden club meeting as a result of the COVID epidemic, the Selection of the Month certificate has been handed out on location.

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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