Greenery, Big Leaves, Jungle Growth

palmetto

Yes, things are so boring around here I am taking photos of leaves. Really? Well, my life is pretty boring and low key. I do enjoy the green that surrounds my Florida home. On close inspection there are many types of things growing in the jungle. I am amazed by big leaves.

Inside the House

The Fiddleleaf Fig tree has added new leaves since I last purchased it last January (2019). I’d never grown a fig before, but had wanted one for ages. I will say that they are super easy to grow. I thought this new leaf emerging was quite interesting.

Around the Yard – Elephant Ears

Elephant ears are some of the largest leaves you will find. They die back in winter months but come back strong in summer. I did not plant these, they are growing along the edge of the yard in a lot.

Palmetto Leaves

At one time the palmetto palm was everywhere. It doesn’t seem to be so common these days as this palm is apparently considered too ugly to keep in a landscape.

Builders come in and wipe out all traces of native vegetation, build a house, and plant new vegetation. The local plants don’t count here.

These photos came from the land next to my house lot. As of this writing, the land has not been bought and cleared for a home, but I expect it to happen. These big old palm trees will most likely be ripped out, along with everything else.

One image below is from my Staghorn fern.

Author: Pam

I grew up in New England but spent most of my life living in central Florida. The joy in my life comes from being on the water, gardening in the backyard, RV camping, playing with my two cats, and hanging out with my grown kids.

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