The garden of Michael Murphy, of Evans Drive, has been recognized as the December 2023 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.
Originally from New Jersey, he retired and moved to Palm Coast three years ago. When he bought his house, there was no landscaping.
He initially had help from a local nursery on what to plant, and today he has a very stunning curb appeal landscape.
The front door area has beautiful potted pink and red crown of thorns, a red mandevilla vine in a decorative blue pot, a Crossandra called orange marmalade, ruby red Alternanthera brasiliana, tri-color ginger (Stromanthe triostar), and several bird statues throughout the flower beds.
The front island has two red crape myrtles that are underplanted with yellow Allamanda, pink and yellow Lantana, Liriope, Pentas, bird of paradise, purple irises, a border of blue daze and two whimsical pink and blue grazing birds.
The Garden Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at VFW No. 8696, 47 Old Kings Road N., Palm Coast, from September through May. The plant sale under the pavilion is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, go to gardenclubatpalmcoast.org.