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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

When you think of a tree, chances are you envision a trunk with some foliage at the top that might shade your yard, become a home to birds and other wildlife, or provide your family with such sweet treats as mangoes or sta

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7960787655?profile=original7960787867?profile=originalABOVE: Dena Balka in the kitchen at the Infusions Café. RIGHT: Red stem kale is a hearty green thriving in the garden. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

The Secret Garden is a small raised vegetable garden at the

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7960786065?profile=originalABOVE: An orange-barred sulphur butterfly drinks nectar from a firebush. BELOW: Strangler figs line the path of the Ashley Trail. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

It’s easy to find the Ashley Trail from the parking l

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7960770454?profile=originalABOVE: Peter Lasman harvests a ripe eggplant. BELOW: Robin Silverman shows off chives and a strawberry she picked. 2017 photos by Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley/The Coastal Star

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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Peter Lasman, 62, has watched the garden more than

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7960767693?profile=originalABOVE: The boardwalk at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is family friendly and provides an easy way to get close to nature. BELOW LEFT: This red-shouldered hawk looks for a late afternoon meal. 2017 Photos by Jerry Lower/T

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7960768670?profile=originalABOVE: Silver saw palmetto and a single thatch palm define the sidewalk area in front of the Lake Worth studio of Debra Yates and her son Benjamin Burle. BELOW: Staghorn ferns and a large mirror adorn the back patio. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal

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7960759494?profile=originalABOVE: A nonslip aluminum walkway lets visitors feel as if they are walking on water. BELOW: Crinum americanum (with white flowers) is also called swamp lily. In the background is a red-leafed Crinum ‘Menehune.’  Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Sta

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7960754060?profile=originalAlthough the parking lot and paths of the Lantana Nature Preserve are covered in palm fronds and leaf litter, the trees and shrubs appear to have taken Hurricane Irma’s abuse in stride. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seel

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7960673100?profile=originalLooking up through a stand of blue bamboo.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

7960673498?profile=originalBlack bamboo

7960673867?profile=originalGiant bamboo

7960673888?profile=originalSunburst bamboo

7960674265?profile=originalSeabreeze bamboo

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

    Anyone who understands the exotic appeal of bamboo will want to visit the Trop

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7960550895?profile=originalWhether you choose to let the trees tower over you or to view them close-up, each

has its own charm. A couple hold hands while they cross a bridge over a flowing water feature.

7960551462?profile=originalThe multicolored bark of a Rainbow Eucalyptus.

7960551279?profile=originalA honeybee works the blo

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7960540099?profile=originalKen and Ian Whitter of Boca Raton work on their irrigation.

7960540462?profile=originalA scarecrow keeps watch over one patch of tomatoes,

while, below: a plastic flamingo and yellow marigolds provide a little bit of color.

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INSET BELOW: Banana peppers near harvest size.

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