Coastal Nature’s Wild Pops of Purple

Here’s a look at some wild and pretty purple blooms and berries that can be seen around Amelia Island as summer wanes into fall.

Plant Florida-Friendly Bee Balm (Horsemint)

A wildflower, Bee balm or Horsemint (Monarda punctata), is very easy to grow, attracts butterflies and produces fragrant, beautiful flowers lasting from summer through the fall.

Beekeeping, Planting For Bees, Butterflies, and Florida Native Landscaping

Amelia Island has beekeepers, including this barrier island’s top two resorts. Learn about planting for bees and butterflies and Florida-Friendly native gardening.