This post is for everyone who thinks that I'm galloping around in glorious Florida sunshine, because although it should be like the picture above, I'm actually shrouded in a thick flog, reminiscent of November in the UK, so I'm sitting at my desk planning my garden trips in the next few weeks and praying that the weather improves. What's more, the current weather patterns also made for a pretty bumpy transatlantic ride, so I was pretty pleased to put my feet back on the ground last night!!
I'm incredibly lucky to be within 10 miles of the wonderful gardens in Sarasota, including the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (all pictures on today's post are taken there on previous trips... when the sun was shining), and the gardens at Ca d'Zan, which I haven't reviewed yet, but will be doing when the weather improves, to see Mable Ringling's magnificent rose garden.
I'm really excited because Marie Selby is running some fantastic courses this winter, including several digital Photo Workshops (I've never been able to enhance my pictures, so this is going to be a first for me and I'm off there this afternoon to sign up), and some lectures on bromeliads and orchids - neither of which I know anything about.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the weather improves, and I'll keep you posted about my garden visits. The new Naples Botanical Garden is right at the top of my list for when the sun comes out next week and the Edison Gardens.
Thank you all for your good wishes from my last post and hope you'll continue to drop in here. And... if you haven't discovered it yet, there's my new blog: