Susan C. Levine

Love in the Garden

By Susan C. Levine / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bay Isles Resident Peggy Lammers Hosts a Wedding Party All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. an American author best known for his inspirational books, When it comes to celebrating love, Peggy Lammers…

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Garden Color for the New Year

By Susan C. Levine / January 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Garden Color for the New Year

All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine Florida Friendly Planting A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust. – Gertrude Jekyll: a British horticulturist, garden designer, craftswoman, photographer, writer and artist. So you’re living on Florida’s Longboat…

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Biblio-Botany: Revealing Beauty in People and Plants – Art by Lisa Meek, MD

By Susan C. Levine / December 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Biblio-Botany: Revealing Beauty in People and Plants – Art by Lisa Meek, MD

All photos in this article ©   Dr. Howard Levine If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes Lisa Meek, the multi-talented Cleveland, Ohio, esthetic medicine physician and artist who transforms books, literally, into “sprouting,” powerful social…

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Summer in Seattle: Pike Place Market, Chihuly, Butchart Gardens

By Susan C. Levine / November 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Summer in Seattle: Pike Place Market, Chihuly, Butchart Gardens

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus: renowned Taxonomist: the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms (plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, etc.). Like many LBK Islers who seek respite from the island’s summer heat and humidity, this summer we traveled northwest to America’s most energetic city: Seattle, Washington. Nestled alongside…

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STAGHORN FERN | Rescue and Reunion

By Susan C. Levine / October 1, 2018 / Comments Off on STAGHORN FERN | Rescue and Reunion

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. — Claude Monet A disappointing diagnosis leads to a wonderful Bay Isles Reunion while a prized Staghorn fern is rescued from its dying pedestal. When you meet Allan Cetron, a long time Winding Oaks resident, renown Temple and University of Pennsylvania endodontic professor and successful Cherry Hill, New…

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PALM TREES | Majestic Tropical Symbol

By Susan C. Levine / September 1, 2018 / Comments Off on PALM TREES | Majestic Tropical Symbol

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”    Warren Buffett Throughout history, palm trees have been a symbol of victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms evoke thoughts of a tropical paradise, a relaxing vacation, and for Bay Islers, Palm Trees can symbolize “home.” The Florida State Tree…

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MANGROVES: Mother Nature’s Windshield

By Susan C. Levine / August 1, 2018 / Comments Off on MANGROVES: Mother Nature’s Windshield

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” — Buckminster Fuller If you live near or walk along the Sarasota Bay Side of the Bay Isles Association property, you can’t miss the glorious Mangroves flourishing in the brackish waters (where both fresh and salt water meet) along the…

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