Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by ScotTi, Sep 5, 2008.
Here are the flowers now.
Thanks for following up Scott. Looks as if the silver blue clustering fruit will provide a nice show as well.
Things seem to move fast in this warm weather as the fruit have now colored.
Thanks for the update again. Looks like a great plant for a great garden.
The Caladiums making a color splash.
If you've ever cut those, then you know they last forever in an arrangement. One of my favs.
Dean, Never have cut for arrangement, but like the look with Ti plants. Planted 40 more bulbs this last weekend.
We have trouble with getting them to come back after the first season. Many just seem to rot away. Do you have that problem?
Dean, No problem here with them coming back. I usually dig and divide the clumps when they become to large. I planted them 10 yrs ago, this year is the first time I have added new ones, as these colors I did not have. In fact I have dug them out of the Croton area for 2 yrs now and they keep coming back.
This is in Angela's department. I have noticed that the ones that she piles rocks over do much better at coming back. I am suspecting now that the chickens and pheasants may be helping themselves to the bulbs left unprotected - I am just assuming they rotted away.
WOW!!! I've been away too long. AWESOME pictures of your awesome garden!
As far as caladiums go, I had only one not come back and I think it was because it was eaten by pheasants. We had a whole bunch of black magic taro that either got eaten or rotted away... but last time we got some I threw it in the pond... no birds dare to get close to it now! I love that caladium in #87. I have one of those but it had a major set back because the birds ate half of it. Now it's behind some wire recovering. What is the first caladium in #85? That's really cool!
I just bought 225 caladium at Lowe's... they were on sale. A bag of 10 for $1.50 and 24 for $4.00... I've got a lot of work to do!!
If you use cuttings in a vase, they last a long time.
Great buy! I like them mixed with Ti plants.
My Lowes bargin buy is growing ...
The garden needs some fun stuff.
Scott, what's the first caladium in #85??
It reminds me of a watermelon...
Angela, I have no idea on that one. It showed up in the garden last year after I divided some clumps. I will post a really new cool looking one when it grows a little larger.
Like the new Avatar Scott!
A preview of Tampa for you that have not visited....
Channel Side and Ybor City in Tampa....
places to see...
in and around...
more shots around...
more to see...
The new garden path on the east entrance to the garden.
Great shots Scott. You should work for the Chamber of Commerce.
Wow, like your very own little golf course. But with better palms.
The east bank garden is full of color this year.
Looks like you weren't bothered by the storm at all.
No problems here, it was media hype for the Tampa area. Recorded less than 2" of rain and a few wind gusts around 30 mph. The normal afternoon summer storms give more punch.
The little guys are fun to watch.
Looks like a wonderful place to host a garden tour.
From Koi pond to frog pond to gator hole. Everyone wants to live in my Koi pond.
This Tree Frog is a standout on the Ti leaf.
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