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Updated: 07/11/2014 08:00:02AM

Garden Club visits local nature area

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHER

The Golden Dew Drop is so named because after the bloom, the seed pods turn a bright golden color.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHER

The Tupelo is found throughout the Everglades and the Florida Keys.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHER

Snow on the Mountain adds a touch of color and has a delicate, airy look.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHER

The Jacaranda tree, native to South American, is covered in spring with showy trumpet-shaped purple flowers.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHER

THis is one of several varieties of bleeding hearts on the property.

By Jamie Pipher

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Arcadia Garden Club members and friends toured a local butterfly nature area owned by Bob and Suzanne Wilk.

The Wilks retired to DeSoto County and acquired 10 acres of unique landscape. The location allows them to grow an array of plants, shrubs and trees including tropical plants that cannot be easily grown in most parts of DeSoto County due to the temperatures. Participants enjoyed observing butterflies throughout the walk in the forest.

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