Open Gardens, May 5,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Neem Tree Farms, 602 Ronele Drive, Brandon, 33511

We love plant swaps! And this time we have beautifully composted horse manure and a giant pile of really nice mulch from Independent Tree Service. You’ll need to bring something to carry it home in if you want some though! (Actually, a bucket and a small trowel are good things to have just for the other plants on the list.)

Plants in pots (limited quantities)

  • Everglade tomatoes
  • Caribbean red papaya
  • Aloe pups
  • Thornless optunia cactus
  • Baobob trees
  • Spiderwort
  • Salmon datura

You dig:

  • Surinam cherry
  • Sansevieria
  • Rangoon creeper
  • Yesterday-today-and tomorrow (also limited)
  • Candlestick senna
  • False roselle, thousands and thousands ready to transplant!
  • Mexican cilantro – not really cilantro but tastes similar and handles the heat without flinching)
  • Cleradendron (pagoda or bleeding heart)
  • Native palmettos
  • Naturalized periwinkles (aka vinca)
  • Wild pineapple (very prickly, bring protective clothing,…/)
  • Golden cosmos


  • Loofah sponges
  • Tropical milkweed
  • Gallardia (blanketflower)
  • Cosmos
  • Too many others to list!


  • Cuban oregano
  • Orchid cactus
  • Coral porterweed
  • Rangoon creeper
  • Bush morning glory
  • Cuban buttercup (tunera)
  • Firespike
  • Native ruella
  • Sweet almond
  • Vitex
  • Golden dewdrop


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