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Eileen Amesbury, Carolyn Lowry-Nation and Nancy Schneider are among the founding club members of Gardeners Out East and Karen Eckert is the current president.

Garden club still is growing in Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

Eileen Amesbury, Carolyn Lowry-Nation and Nancy Schneider are among the founding club members of Gardeners Out East and Karen Eckert is the current president.

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Carolyn Lowry-Nation checks out flowers in her Esplanade back yard.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

Carolyn Lowry-Nation checks out flowers in her Esplanade back yard.

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Eileen Amesbury admires some of the plants growing in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

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Eileen Amesbury admires some of the plants growing in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

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Karen Eckert joined Gardeners Out East in 2016 and now is president.

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Karen Eckert joined Gardeners Out East in 2016 and now is president.

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A world of beauty in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's back yard includes a petite petunia

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A world of beauty in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's back yard includes a petite petunia

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A bed of petite petunias sits with a waterfall in the background.

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A bed of petite petunias sits with a waterfall in the background.

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Heliconia offers unique beauty to Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

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Heliconia offers unique beauty to Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

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Zinnia bursts with color.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

Zinnia bursts with color.

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Golden raintree thrives in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

Golden raintree thrives in Carolyn Lowry-Nation's lanai.

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Ixora grows along her screen.

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Ixora grows along her screen.

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A trumpet tree plant adds an unusual beauty in her back yard.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

A trumpet tree plant adds an unusual beauty in her back yard.

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Bromeliad adds a burst of color.

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Bromeliad adds a burst of color.

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Caladiums thrive along the side of the house.

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Caladiums thrive along the side of the house.

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Zinnia flourishes in her yard.

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Zinnia flourishes in her yard.

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Carolyn Lowry-Nation has an interesting mix of plants including heliconia ...

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Carolyn Lowry-Nation has an interesting mix of plants including heliconia ...

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... curcuma ...

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... curcuma ...

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... and spiral stem ginger.

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... and spiral stem ginger.

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Golden raindrop is prominently featured.

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Golden raindrop is prominently featured.

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Carolyn Lowry-Nation grew milkweed in her lanai and the result was Monarch butterflies that developed because their eggs had been attached to the milkweed before it was purchased.

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 |

Carolyn Lowry-Nation grew milkweed in her lanai and the result was Monarch butterflies that developed because their eggs had been attached to the milkweed before it was purchased.

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