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10-2-22. Hurricane Ian update: we are still standing. Re-leaf discount. Miracle Fruit. The most curious tropical fruit trees.

IN THIS ISSUE:
We are back on track after hurricane Ian
We need your help today. Hurricane Ian re-leaf discount
For the Love of Plants: we are still standing!
A Miracle for a special garden: Miracle Fruit
The most curious tropical fruit trees

We are back on track!

- after hurricane Ian -

Cat watching Hurricane Ian

We received many letters of support from our friends and customers, and writing these updates now that we finally have our power back!

Ian has brought devastation and destruction to so many people in Florida and is now heading up the eastern seaboard as well. We offer our prayers to those who have been so terribly impacted by this storm.
Florida is our home, and the home for so many of our customers. Hurricane Ian cut a huge swath across our state, some areas will take years to recover from the damage.

We're fortunate that both our headquarters / retail location in Fort Myers and our growing farm in Sebring weathered the storm. Lots of tree and structure damage, but our people and PeopleCats are safe. Our inventory plants are all fine. Our homes survived. Our spirits remain intact.

We continue clearing both of our properties from damaged trees, restoring structures and irrigation pipes.

Our customer service is now back online.

Our Garden Center is ready for walk-in customers starting Monday, October 3.

Our online store is always open!
We will resume shipping your orders on Monday.

Our October Festival Event will happen as scheduled.

Red Wine Allamanda

We need your help today!

fallen tree

Living in Florida, we have been always prepared for hurricane seasons, survived several major hurricanes and always supported gardeners who lost their trees with our special "hurricane re-leaf" deals. But we never asked for help for ourselves... This time, we are asking for your support!

While all potted plants were well-protected and now will be shipped as scheduled, our gardens and nursery structures suffered a lot of damage. A huge restoration project is ahead of us. So we are asking every one of our customers: please help us to rebuild by simply placing an order!

If every one of you makes even a very small purchase, all together it will make a big difference for us. We will be able to bring everything back quickly and make it even more beautiful. And of course for those of you who lost trees, we are here to help: we have them all for you!

We thank everyone for this support. Stay safe!

Hurricane Ian re-leaf discount

For 10% off your entire order, use this code:

IANRELEAF

Use this code on top of our fantastic deals and make it a super deal:
As low as $5 sale of selected items
Secret Garden - 50% off

Min order $100. Exp. 10-04-22.

fallen greenhouse

For the Love of Plants:
We are still standing!

(ok, maybe leaning over a bit for support)

Top Tropicals still standing

We've been here before, storms are not new to us, and each time, as we survey the damage, start the clean-up process, and prepare to move forward, we are asked the same question by our friends and neighbors, "You must really love what you do to deal with the drought, floods, freezes and storms and pick yourself up and do it all over again?!"

Well, the answer is yes; yes we do love this way of life. Bringing the beauty and vitality of tropical plants to thousands of customers, many of which have been with us since the beginning 20 years ago, is our purpose. It is a labor of love and our reward is seeing so many people discover their joy in and with our plants!

So we will put it all back together, we will continue to do what we love and we hope to continue to have your support along the way.

Next Saturday, October 8 is our October Fall Festival. We have spent weeks planning this special event and the show will go on! For you, that means continued specials all week, a chance to attend in person or participate virtually in our event on Saturday, and the ability to help us as we get set to do it all over again!

Please watch for our newsletters as we approach our October Fall Festival!

Cat with a candle

A Miracle for every special garden:
Synsepalum - Miracle Fruit

Miracle Fruit, Large Leaf variety, Synsepalum subcordatum

...Every tropical plant lover wants to have this plant in their collection. And there are at least three good reasons for it:
1) it is a true miracle fruit
2) It enjoys growing in a pot, stays compact and brings you miracle berries nearly year around
3) it can be grown indoors as it has very low water and light needs.

Miracle fruit is one of the strangest tropical fruits. The most unusual thing about it is the effect it has on one's taste after this miraculous berry has been consumed. The "miracle" is that if lemon or other sour food is eaten after the miracle fruit, the sour tastes sweet, as if sugar has been added. That kind of magical experience is unforgettable! The interest in this plant is so high that anyone who has a plant always finds eager volunteers to test its sweetening properties. A natural chemical in the fruit masks the tongue's sour taste buds so that lemons taste like lemonade or lemon pie, or lemon candy; beer tastes like Malta drink, sour strawberries taste super sweet, and a grapfruit tastes delicions and not bitter! What causes the miracle? The fruit has a unique taste changing glycoprotein that inhibits tastebuds' perception of sour taste. The sweet sensation lasts for half an hour to a few hours...

Miracle Fruit in a pot

Miracle Fruit - synsepalum fruit in a plate

Miracle Fruit - Cat with monitor


The most curious tropical fruit trees

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Eugenia uniflora - Black Surinam Cherry Lolita
6063 Eugenia uniflora - Black Surinam Cherry Lolita
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$37.95

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Bunchosia argentea - Peanut Butter Tree
3522 Bunchosia argentea - Peanut Butter Tree
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$52.95


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Randia formosa - Blackberry Jam Fruit
1184 Randia formosa - Blackberry Jam Fruit
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$42.95

30% off quick sale: $30.07


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Morinda citrifolia - Noni Tree
2367 Morinda citrifolia - Noni Tree
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant

$42.95

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Akee tree, Blighia sapida
2052 Akee tree, Blighia sapida
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot

$37.95


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June Plum tree Dwarf, Ambarella, Spondias cytherea
5262 June Plum tree Dwarf, Ambarella, Spondias cytherea
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant

$57.95


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Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea var. Bicolor Fuerte
6632 Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea var. Bicolor Fuerte
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant

$37.95

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Chocolate tree, Theobroma   cacao
2152 Chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$79.95


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Ice Cream Bean tree, Inga edulis
1114 Ice Cream Bean tree, Inga edulis
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$52.95

30% off quick sale: $37.07


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Jackedak Cheena, Jackfruit x Chempedak (Artocarpus x integer)
4692 Jackedak Cheena, Jackfruit x Chempedak (Artocarpus x integer)
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant

$72.95

Sale $42.98


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Phyllanthus acidus - Amlak, Otaheite Gooseberry
2703 Phyllanthus acidus - Amlak, Otaheite Gooseberry
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant

$52.95


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Pitaya Yellow Dragon Fruit, Selenicereus megalanthus
4286 Pitaya Yellow Dragon Fruit, Selenicereus megalanthus
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, large plant

$37.95


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Eugenia cabelluda (Plinia glomerata) - Yellow Jaboticaba
2748 Eugenia cabelluda (Plinia glomerata) - Yellow Jaboticaba
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, very large plant

$69.95


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Strawberry tree, Muntingia calabura
2184 Strawberry tree, Muntingia calabura
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant

$47.95


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Cucumber tree (Averrhoa bilimbi)
2081 Cucumber tree (Averrhoa bilimbi)
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$62.95

Sale $37.95


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Cashew tree (Anacardium   occidentale)
1011 Cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale)
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$72.95


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Rollinia deliciosa -   Biriba
2753 Rollinia deliciosa - Biriba
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot

$89.95


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