Ah, the great days of the beautiful Cypress Gardens! Here the Southern Belle is engulfed in a sea of Margaret Bacon Bougainvillea. Intertwined is flame vine and in the foreground is scarlet sage.

This photograph is from ‘The New Cypress Gardens’, a booklet of the botanical wonders and a small amount of the water ski shows. There is no date printed, but would guesstimate it was published around 1980.