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Welcome to Gardens Florida

Come to My Garden and Share the Fun

Open Gardens: 10 a.m.- noon on Oct. 7th and Nov 11th, 2017 Plant and Book Sale at Monica Brandies’ Garden. Autographed books, plants, especially blue ginger, pinecone and butterfly ginger bulbs, white cat whiskers, perennial edibles and more for sale. Wander through the garden. You can email me at monicabrandies@yahoo.com before for the list of some 40 different herbal, edible, and landscaping plants that you can see growing and blooming in the garden, and can have your plants saved and ready if you email an order ahead of time. As much as I can with people coming and going, I will answer questions. Free admission. 1508 Burning Tree Lane, Brandon (813)654-1969. There will be some free cuttings and plants.

While in Brandon, also stop by Neem Tree Farms from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on both dates at 602 Ronele Dr, a left turn off of Kings Ave just before Bloomingdale. Tour the garden and the greenhouses where they grow the herb neem that an agency of the U.S. government has called “a tree for solving global problems.” They’ll also have free samples. For more information, www.neemtreefarms.com

On Oct. 7th, you can also visit Willow LaMonte's organic herb and edible plant nursery from 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. Go east of Brandon on SR60 to Miller road and turn right. Go to the second right turn past Lumsden and go the the end of Ray Road. You can call her for more information but not on the day because she will be outside. (813) 643-7285.


Monica Brandies has written eleven books, eight completely and three with three different co-authors. She has been gardening all her life, publishing since 1961.

Her articles appear weekly in the Brandon News (Florida) and are often seen in magazines such as Florida Gardening.

Monica Brandies has been gardening since she was a child. In college she studied horticulture and landscape design since she figured she wouldn't always have a farm. She went to the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, which became part of Temple University from which came her degree.

Monica has spoken to church groups, plant societies, garden clubs, and other groups in five states with talks that combine inspiration, entertainment, and information. She sells and signs books at speaking engagements.


Talks cover such topics as:
Adjusting to Florida Gardening
Gardening in Two Places-for Snowbirds
Watersaving Gardening
Landscaping with Tropicals Plants
Growing and Using Herbs*
Favorite Herbs for Florida
Edible Landscaping
Easy Gardening-Hints for Keeping it Painless*
Butterfly Gardening*
Easy Flower Arranging
Color in the Garden
Planting Privacy
Cuttings Gardens-Growing and
Using Flowers for Bouquets
Shade Gardening for Florida
What to Plant Where: Lists Help
Propagating for Plentiful Plants
Xeriscaping with Native Plants
Readings:Bless You for the Gifts
Citrus: the Ultimate Herb*

*PowerPoint available if you
have a projector and laptop

Fees range from $85 for daytime talks, $110 for evening in Hillsborough County to $300 out-of-state, plus travel costs when she will sell her books. For details call 813-654-1969 or email monicabrandies@yahoo.com.

Monica Brandies
1508 Burning Tree Lane
Brandon, FL    33510

Neem Tree Farms


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