Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by ScotTi, Sep 5, 2008.
Pics of my garden:
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1)Copernicia alba, 2) Bismarckia nobilis 'blue form'
Scott, that's beautiful. It's sooo much different from my environment.
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......and 1)Livistona decipiens 2)Adonida merrillii 3)Acoelorrhaphe wrightii 4)Serenoa repens cv. 'silver form'
1)Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, 2)Phoenix loureiri, 3&4)Acrocomia aculeata
Let us take a look at the Orchids growing in the trees...
and a few more orchid pics...
wild life in the garden...
more of the wild...
more pics... Sand Hill Cranes ...
Thanks for all those terrific pics Scott.
Sorry if you already mentioned elsewhere, but what camera are you using?
Dean, The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a Canon 28-135mm ultrasonic lens. I have had this camera for 2yrs and still learning some of its features. Scott
the cordylines...Black Magic, Hawian Boy, Sensation and John Cummins
Aunti Lou, Calypso Queen, Kiwi and Lemon Lime
Sherberti, Jackie, Maria and Gold Edge
more garden shots...
and the use of leaf colors and textures in the front garden...
a few more garden shots...
Fantastic garden, Scott. Do possum eat bamboo? Excellent cordyline collection, and the plant combinations in posts 25, 26, and 27 are just killer.
Thanks Kim, I am glad you enjoyed the picture tour of my garden. I have seen no signs of the possum eating the bamboo. I wish it would eat it to the ground
Cordylines... Tuscan and Chocolate
Your garden is beautiful and you have a nice collection of tropicals. Your doing a good job with trying some nice tropicals that far north. Do you buy all your plants at local nurseries there, or do you have to travel around the state to look for hard to find stuff?
Toko, I purchased all plants locally. So far I have not had a problem growing the tropicals. I had a low of 27f last winter with no damage to the tropicals, but a few palms had minor damage. The Orchids came with the purchase of the house 11 yrs ago and have seen 26f with no ill effects. The problem is if we get frost with the cold, but I have planted the more tender plants in the warmer micro-climates in the yard. Scott
First signs of spring
Thanks for the pics Scott. That is one thing most new arrivals to Hawaii say they miss - a real spring, with lots of color. I guess it's something we have to give up for eliminating winter.
It's funny, because the birds still know it's spring. And start singing more and preparing nests, etc. But there is no explosion of color and new tree growth, etc.
Keep 'em coming. We relocated Hawaiians would appreciate it.
Spring flowering trees ...
Thanks for the great pictures of your garden. You have created a real nice place.
Ive had the privalage to see Scotts garden first hand, I was blown away!
It amazing everything was planted 11 years or less. love the baby sand hill cranesm the lake is a bird sanctuary!
Here are a few pics of the Bromeliad plants that the previous home owners collected. I believe she said she had over 30 varieties (all had embossed name tags, some I can still find) ,but I never counted. Easy to grow without any effort and gives the garden a tropical look.
It would be cool to have a bromeliad society set up shop here like the Croton Society did. They would make for some colorful pics.
Oil painting picture of the garden
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