Snowbirds tend to think we Miamians take Mother Nature’s bountiful gifts for granted just because we don’t anticipate the day when cherry blossoms bloom or fallen pinecones dot the sidewalks. True, we don’t know what it’s like to watch our front yard transform into a carpet of oak leaves, but in our defense, we’ll cut off a granny in a Corolla to avoid running over a wayward palm frond on Biscayne Boulevard. From this Saturday through Monday, celebrate the royal poinciana — a Madagascar import brought to Miami by David Fairchild, botanist and plant explorer for the USDA — with cherry-red blossoms that turn the trees from “great, they’re green” to... More >>>