Michael Murphy of Evans Drive has been recognized as December 2023 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.
Originally from New Jersey, he retired and moved to Palm Coast 3 years ago. When he bought his house, there was no landscaping. He initially had help from a local nursery on what to plant, and today he has a very stunning curb appeal landscape.
The front door area has beautiful potted pink and red crown of thorns, a red mandevilla vine in a decorative blue pot, a Crossandra called orange marmalade, ruby red Alternanthera brasiliana, tri-color ginger (Stromanthe triostar), foxtail fern, several varieties of crotons, sago palm, ginger, rosemary, ferns, kalanchoe, Texas sage, and several bird statues throughout the flower beds.
The front island has two red crape myrtles that are underplanted with yellow allamanda, pink and yellow lantana, liriope, pentas, bird of paradise, purple irises, a border of blue daze
and two whimsical pink and blue grazing birds.
On the right side of the driveway, there is oleander, viburnum, blue daze, orange marmalade, Schefflera, and Hawaiian Ti.
The backyard around the pool area is surrounded by several plants that provide color, such as yellow lantana, blue daze, purple lilies, crotons, bromeliads, Schefflera, podocarpus, and Hawaiian Ti, and a sago palm.
Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee