Our Nursery

 

The office, October 1997.  Oh, how much has changed since those early days!

July 26, 2010

Notice the new roof on the office.

The photos below were taken around the nursery in late October, 2010, from a height of 60 feet.

 

 

 

We've got a lot of different kinds of walls here at the nursery.  You can come and look and get some ideas to use when making your own paradise.

Above and at left, we've used a combination of oolitic limestone and coquina block (the same material used in making the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine).

Oolitic limestone is affectionately referred to as "Miami Oolite."  Here in Homestead, all we need to do is dig a hole to find some.

Oolite is formed by sedimentation of sand and coral deposits, is porous and relatively easy to carve.  More information on Miami Oolite and the geology of South Florida. 

Our hours are M-F  8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

 
 

 

 

 

How about those bromeliads arranged along the top of the oolite wall!  Isn't that just the greatest effect ever!  

While we use them extensively in our designs, we don't grow bromeliads, preferring to leave it to the experts at Bullis Bromeliads.

 

Speaking of the oolite wall, here is how it's done.

   
   
   

 


 

 

When you come to visit us, you will, no doubt, see the pond behind the office.

  The landscape artist studies the canvas from several angles.  Finally, with confident strokes of his brush, he deftly paints in the plant accents around his pond. Just watch.
The falling water gently pulls away your worries. 

 

If you want to go back to the beginning of the story, when the pond was a just a concept, visit Recent Landscaping Jobs.

 

Hurricane Wilma

Monday, October 24, 2005 was a rough day at Plant Creations.

There was damage to structures and plants.

We set about right away in getting everything back in order.

We frantically repaired the irrigation system, and then watered everything, to wash off all of the salt left behind by Wilma. 

Some things didn't make it, but it does not discourage us.  We move on with renewed determination.  There are always plenty of things to do around here!

 


 

Below are some old photos of our nursery, located on the south side of the C-103 canal along SW 172 Ave, in unincorporated Miami-Dade, just north of the Homestead city line.

The aerial photos were taken from a Cessna 172 at a height of 1200 ft.

                            Feb 2000 Jan 2001

Office  November 97 - The initial cleanup

  Same view, November 2002

 

Office with new landscaping Jan 98

 

November 2002

 

Nursery Shots Jan 98

 

Feb 01

 

Mar 98

 

Dec 00

 

Jan 98 

 

May '01

Here are some assorted photos, taken in November, 2002.

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