At the corner of Felts and Old U.S. 41 in Old Bonita Springs is an unassuming little Florida house and a building next door that houses a plethora of plants, shrubs and a special gift to the community, a butterfly garden. Take a walk into the past where a small business really cares about its community and its customers.
I asked Becky about the butterfly garden. She said someone told her to cover it wtih screening to keep in the butterflies. "That would be foolish," she said. "They are plentiful and deserve to come and go as they please." The butterflies are plentiful. They light on your fingertips as you enjoy a rest on one of the many benches designed for passers by to simply enjoy the beauty. If you want to replicate her garden at your house, the plants are available.
To celebrate the main planting season, free seminars invite the community to hear author, D. K. Christi open the seminar day with a talk about the exotic and rare ghost orchid, subject of her novel by the same name, Ghost Orchid. Seminars start at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12. Following D. K. Christi, Allan Liles, former owner of the Keystone Garden Center at the Garden Corner talks practical tips for gardeners. The seminar participants are surrounded by butterflies, aromatic herbs and healthy plants to purchase and take with them.
It's just an old fashioned get together among people who enjoy gardening. Book stores are not always the best place to sign books; an old fashioned day in the garden is much better.
Causes DK Christi Supports