Sheryl & Joseph Pozzuoli of 8th Street, Flagler Beach have been recognized as October 2022 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.
Originally from New Jersey, they moved to Flagler Beach in 2000 and have been here for 22 years. They were the first house on the block and were greeted by 5 deer! They knew this would be the right home for them as Sheryl loves to feed the animals.
Sheryl never uses any chemicals to protect wildlife and pollinators. Many trees on her property have birdhouses situated halfway up the tree. She has a family of squirrels that come and eat peanuts right out of her hand.
The front driveway has a flower bed that surrounds the entire front of the house. The edging is made with colorful glass bottles with a hardscape frontage that has a fire pit and bench. Metal structures, driftwood, pottery, and pieces of ocean coral are artistically placed throughout the gardens.
The front yard has quite the diversity of plants: painted finger bromeliads, zinnias, blue daze, lantanas, flapjack, potato vines, blanket flower (Gaillardia), pencil cactus, oleander, plumbago, elephant ears, pink rose of Sharon, coral amaryllis, portulaca, potted orange hibiscus, spider plants and a hedge of variegated Schefflera.
On the right side, there is a three-tier waterfall and a chimenea filled with vinca, salvias, verbena, portulaca, and sweet potato vine. Next to the fence is a Norfolk Island pine, orange vincas, red Mandevilla, red pentas, yellow lantanas, foxtail, jade, ice plants, and a beautiful yellow and white flowering plumeria. A wall-mounted waterfall and hanging plants near the front door greeting visitors.
The back fence has a sign that reads, “Welcome to our little piece of Paradise.” It’s a mini oasis with a beautiful koi fish waterfall pond with fragrant pink blooming Evelyn Randig water lilies and surrounded by lush plants: foxtail, rabbit ferns, phoenix roebelenii palm, wandering jew, variegated Schefflera, ‘Petra’ croton, Hawaiian ti, and a hanging staghorn fern.
This beautiful landscape near the ocean truly is a little piece of paradise!
Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee