Luisa and Faustino Rosas of New Leatherwood Drive have been recognized as September 2023, Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.
Originally from Baja, Mexico, they lived in San Jose, California, then moved to Palm Coast six and a half years ago. Luisa’s grandmother and mother were gardeners. Luisa designed her entire landscape and brought many plants and beautifully decorated pots from California.
Located on a corner lot, you see so much beauty and color all around, such as five types of Miami supreme gardenias, California gold bougainvillea, iceberg roses, Miss Francis crape myrtle (lipstick red), bottlebrush tree, bird of paradise, yellow azalea, bleeding hearts, glory bower, plumeria and so much more.
The front entryway leads you into a large, beautiful courtyard showcasing orchids, cacti, various begonias, bromeliads, water fountain, geraniums, crotons, red and pink mandevillas, various palm trees, and different kinds of ferns used in arrangements.
In the back fenced-in area, she has many fruit trees: figs, lemons, limes, oranges, guava, papayas, olive bush, dwarf avocados, alfalfa, Japanese persimmon, hot and sweet banana peppers, several herbs: chives, parsley, cilantro, bay leaf, lemon and German thyme, rosemary, oregano and three kinds of mint.
Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee