ROBERTICO'S CROTON GARDENS IN COSTA RICA

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    In keeping with posting Croton photos of personal gardens in this sub-forum I would like to share a few before & after pix from one of the gardens that surround my home…here’s hoping you enjoy them:

    01 YEAR 2007 - My outdoor flight of steps as viewed from below before I was turned-on to Crotons.

    02 YEAR 2011 - First attempts at Croton landscaping.

    03 YEAR 2012 - FYI…flight of steps measure 90.0 linear feet.

    04 OCT2014 - Access to the garden from above.

    05 (TODAY) – Robertico’s hidden garden as viewed from below. These past couple of years I’ve more than doubled the number of Crotons and generously sprinkled Fishtail and smaller Phoenix Roebelenii Palms throughout this Croton patch. NOTE: Please see photo # 01… before and after comparison.:)

    06 Introducing “CANELO”, my ever-present companion, pedigree… abandoned Mutt. “This little guy” showed-up on the ranch one day (about 5 years ago) and decided to stay in order to adopt me, obviously with food and board included in the deal! :)

    PHOTOS 07 & 8: A few random Croton pix from the subject garden.


    01 YEAR 2007 -  FLIGHT OF STEPS AS VIEWED FROM BELOW.JPG 02 YEAR 2011 - MY FIRST ATTEMPTS DSC02889.JPG 03 YEAR 2012 - FLIGHT OF OUTDOOR STEPS  DSC02163.JPG 04 OCT2014 - ACCESS INTO HIDDEN GARDEN FROM ABOVE DSC07934.JPG 05 (TODAY) - ROBERTICO\'S HIDDEN GARDEN AS VIEWED FROM BELOW DSC07124.JPG 06 \'CANELO\'...MY EVER PRESENT COMPANION WHO ADOPTED ME!.jpg 07 DSC06752.JPG 08 DSC07290.JPG
     
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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    PHOTOS 09 THRU 16: The final 8 SnapHappy

    09 DSC07763.JPG 10 DSC07758.JPG 11 DSC07720.JPG 12 DSC07682.JPG 13 DSC07767.JPG 14 DSC07706.JPG 15.JPG 16 DSC07603.JPG
     
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  3. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    How beautiful! The crotons bring your garden to life!
     
  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    WideEyedWootJawDropJawDropWoot!!! Robert, thanks so much for posting these photos of your incredible garden! All the work and love that went into this steep hillside makes it even more spectacular. I love it. I also love seeing how you mixed in all the other tropicals. Thanks for sharing.Happy

    By the way, I'm so envious of that beautiful, rich soil.
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    WOW !! Very immpressive. The change in elevations is a very pleasant change from the flatlands of Florida.
     
  6. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    What can I say, ENVY is not nice. That is so very well done, great narrative and beautiful shots. Thank You. If you ever come to Florida please stop by I will give you a dose of claustrophobia.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Roberto - the stair way photos are exemplary. They remind me of one of my favorite songs.

    Stairway 1.JPG Stairway 2.JPG Stairway 3.JPG Stairway 4.JPG

     

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