Scott and Elise Mead of Francis Lane have been recognized as October 2023, Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.
Originally from South Dakota for 30 years, the Meads moved to Palm Coast 5 years ago.
They like planting mostly perennials, thus having such a diversity of colorful plants. On the front left side of the house, you will find coreopsis, plumbago, mini-Mexican petunias, society garlic, variegated liriope, confederate jasmine, different types of crotons, a lady palm, and red canna lilies.
The beautiful Sylvester palm in the center island provides a natural canopy for African bush daisies, cardboard palm (cycad), oyster plants, blue daze, Chinese fringe flower (Loropetalum), oleander, Hawaiian Ti, schefflera, and red fountain grass.
Heading towards the back yard, there are lavender trailing daisies, multi-color verbena, seaside petunias, portulaca, periwinkle, golden shrimp plant and jatropha which attract hummingbirds, bleeding heart vine, blanket flower (Gaillardia), firecracker, African irises, a variety of succulents, and several date palms.
Their vegetable garden has climbing tomatoes, basil, chives, and pineapples.
The gardens are bordered by either concrete or black landscape edging and mulched with tan river rock, giving the gardens a well-defined space.
Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee