While away from the white landscape of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoying the greenery and warmth of central Florida, I am a gardener, always growing my knowledge.
Amazingly to me, the front desk at the hotel could not immediately answer my question about the trees lining the walkways. I was surprised that they were bare! For some reason I thought that only occurred up North. Turns out that they are Crape Myrtles and are bare here from January through April. What a display they must be for the tourists arriving when they are in full bloom. But even now their bark provides interest.
Smelling the petunias as I pass a display similar to what I will see this summer on Cape Cod, I can smile in anticipation of my season.
And then there are the dramatic palms! I watched as the landscape workers replaced one in a day!! Its fronds are still tied up and I am surmising that this gives the tree a chance to settle in before it is affected by winds. (Can you imagine if it toppled into the pool?)