GARDEN CLUB AT PALM COAST Isham’s Landscaping Named Pick of the Month

President Lane’s Debra Isham has been named the Palm Coast Garden Club’s November 2021 Selection of the Month.

President Lane’s Debra Isham has been named the Palm Coast Garden Club’s November 2021 Selection of the Month.

Debra and her husband, once from Wisconsin, moved to the Palm Coast three years ago. Debra’s love for gardening came from spending time in the garden with her mother on their four acres. When she moved to Palm Coast, she quickly learned that plants in her Zone 4 in Wisconsin would not work in Florida in Zone 9B. Therefore, she joined the Garden Club 2 and a half years ago. With a little patience and the help of her garden friends, she finally figured out what was working here.

When Debra bought her house there was very little landscaping and she made it a beautiful sanctuary of many plants, whimsical decorations, and beautiful planters. Many of her unique planters come from various garage sales and thrift stores.

You are greeted at the door with a hanging welcome flag, a variety of succulents in decorative pots as well as a piece of driftwood. There are beautiful orchids with orange and pink ground, a red geranium in a pottery basket, a fountain of lilies, a snake plant and white mandevilla vines.

Front and side yards have spiral ginger and shampoo, crinum lilies, mini bottle brush, bleeding heart vine, caladium, small gem magnolia, variegated liriope, Mexican heather, bromeliad, crepe myrtle, plumbago, bird’s nest and sansevieria moonlight.

The back yard is full of so many diverse plants: fire bush, agapanthus, star spider lily, mother of a thousand, crown of thorns, king’s mantle, blue iris, gerbera daisy, dwarf princess flower, rain lily, plant of coral, Cape goat, roses, purple sage, rosemary, elephant ear and kalanchoe.

“She Shed” by Debra Isham offers a place to read and relax.

She Shed by Debra Isham offers a place to read and relax.

In the backyard, we were totally amazed to see her “She Shed”. It has French doors with a crown on each and a decorative dragonfly on the exterior wall. The interior has a cabinet with fancy sketched glass doors filled with various fancy jars and gardening books. She claims it’s her workspace but it’s so nice that you could live there or at least have afternoon tea or a glass of wine!

Her husband made her a very nice workbench outside the She Shed. She also has a compost bin which is why she has a green thumb and it shows in her beautiful landscape all around her property.

This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: The Palm Coast Garden Club named Debra Isham Selection of the Month.


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Terri S. Tomasini