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Some lucky birds get to live in Beverly Myers’ purse!

Here are a couple of  shots of her beautiful garden.



On Sunday, Jan. 10, she hosted a tour to benefit The Roger M. Daubach Foundation, an Amyotrophic Lateral Aslerosis (ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) non profit that is raising money to build a respite care medical facility in Central Florida for ALS patients.

Bud Martin

Bud Martin, the foundation’s founder, was enthusiastic about the turnout, and plans more Florida Garden walks.

And garden lovers didn’t mind the cold…

Beverly Myers

At right, Beverly Myers is bundled up.

Bud’s team wore scarves and gloves and guests wore coats trimmed in fur.


Beverly has cultivated her garden on both sides of South Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan. On the ocean side, a beach cabana and deck overlook a field of sea grapes and palms.

Kit Pannel

On the Intracoastal Waterway side, garden paths amid blooming plants, orchids and ancient trees lead down to the water and dock.

Martin, a nurseryman, created the foundation after his business partner, Roger Daubach, died of the disease.

Florida doesn’t have a facility for patients suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and insurance usually doesn’t cover their nursing-home care. “Professional nursing staff on a full time basis can cost as much as $250,000 a year,” Martin explains. “Even with part-time nursing, the primary care giver is often left without the emotional and financial support he or she needs.”

The proposed respite center will provide at least one week of care each year for ALS patients.