Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Sign Committee

Harry Wallace and his crew from Little Cypress Natives, Florence, put in the landscaping around our new entrance signs this morning! What a nice surprise!

The design is simple. Native plants are used as they are suited for this zone and these particular plants are drought tolerant and very hardy. Signature Redbud trees are planted behind each sign, lending a pretty backdrop highlighting the signage. Three pink muhly grass plants frame each side of both signs.
Most of you are familiar with redbuds but pink muhlys may be new to you. They grow up to 3 feet in height and in the fall will exhibit the most luscious deep pink flowers. It's a clump forming grass that does not need to be trimmed back like other grasses. It's leaves are very fine and a pretty dark forest green. Below is a photo in its autumnal glory.

Merry Christmas from the Bay Hill Sign Committee!

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