Chlorophyll, my beloved

My love affair with plants started with houseplants in an apartment, but things really picked up after I moved back home and had some land to work with.

I started with tropicals and common annuals, but soon moved on to Florida's native plants. The marigolds and pansies I planted were lovely, but it wasn't until I added some locally native flowers that the garden truly came to life.

Here, I've collected some of my favorite photos of local wildflowers, plants from the garden, and the insects that flock to them.