This Charming Small Town in Florida Touts the Largest Tropical Bonsai Garden in North America

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Heathcote Botanical Gardens, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is home to the largest permanent public display of tropical bonsai trees in North America. Here, visitors will be enthralled that such a small, charming coastal town can deliver such a big bonsai statement. There are 30 different  species of bonsai represented in the 10,000 square foot James J. Smith Bonsai Gallery… Continue reading This Charming Small Town in Florida Touts the Largest Tropical Bonsai Garden in North America

Kei apple, Dovyalis caffra. Featured tree at Towerkop Nursery.

Originally posted on Towerkop Nursery:
Bonsai of the kei apple. An evergreen tree up to about 3-5 m in nature. Native to South africa. Bears yellow fruit which is edible if not somewhat tart. Grown as a hedge it forms an impenetrable barrier because of it’s fierce thorns. Birds subsequently build nests in it’s protective thicket of thorns. Continue reading Kei apple, Dovyalis caffra. Featured tree at Towerkop Nursery.

Sour fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis). Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Originally posted on Towerkop Nursery:
Sour fig ? Carpobrotus acinaciformis (Sour fig, Suurvy) ? The name is derived from the Greek words karpos (fruit) and brota (edible). The common names suurvy and sour fig are widely used. (1) ? This fleshy succulent is a perennial mat-like creeper. The large purple flowers develop into a fragrant fleshy sour-sweet friut often sold on street markets in the… Continue reading Sour fig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis). Featured plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Delosperma echinatum. Feature plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Originally posted on Towerkop Nursery:
Low growing shrubby succulent with conspicuously hairy leaves and small yellow flowers. The name Delosperma is derived from the greek for visible seed, in allusion to the fact that the capsules have no covering membranes so the seeds are exposed when the capsules are open. The plant is from the mesemb family and is native to Southern Africa. Continue reading Delosperma echinatum. Feature plant at Towerkop Nursery.