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One Splendid Half-Acre • Southern Rural Route

Clerodendrum paniculatum or Pagoda Plant

The Southern Rural Route took up residence on the web in December 2011. Meta was among the early subscribers. Two-and-a-half years later, she made the two-hour drive to Jacksonville to meet me, talk and swap plants. She brought her family along for protection in case I proved to be a real Fruit Loop. It’s a wonder any of us survived the July heat.

In October 2015, I visited Meta and her gardens in North Central Florida but I didn’t take any relatives :-). Her half-acre has now been featured on Fine Gardening which you can see here.