Hunted and Found in Bonita Springs Florida
Recently, I took a cruise down Hickory Blvd., swooped into Kings Kew and found the most impressive mailbox flower. Long story, short: I posted the flower image on Flickr and was told it was a Passiflora, a Passion Flower. It bubbled for a few weeks until last Sunday I decided to drive up to Driftwood Garden Center in Estero, Florida.
I knew this wasn’t a “job” for Home Depot or Lowes. I needed pro’s. I walked in the door of Driftwood Garden Center and knew I was on the right track. First of all, there was help and lots of it. I was in the store less than 30 minutes and asked if I needed help several times. A helpful employee showed me right where the Passiflora was located as he explained how many varieties were available, how to care for them, what they like, don’t like … and such on the way.
They had “my” flower, just the one I was looking for. Just like the one at Kings Kew! [And maybe like Dawn’s in Bradenton]
There is back history with me *trying* to be a gardener. I hope I don’t kill it. The plant specialist at Driftwood Garden Center thought it was hearty enough even for someone as inept as me.
By the way, the store has more than plants. I saw tons of stuff that would be great gift ideas for anyone.
Here are a few images from around Driftwood Garden Nursery:
If you’re looking for your own Passiflora to beef up your own home or garden go to Driftwood Garden Center in Estero, Florida. Here’s a map to Driftwood and their address:
20071 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928