Article: An Early Wet Season stroll in the Garden 2010/2011: Amazing!

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By Tropicbreeze on January 22, 2011

I like the wet season. It's good for the garden, happy plants make me happy. So when I need a bit of a break from all the work around the place, it's nice to just take a stroll and see how all in the garden is slowly evolving. So if you've nothing better to do why not come join me for a stroll.

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Jan 22, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
It's like taking a walk thru the Rain Forest area of the Krone Conservatory here in Cincinnati!
LOVE it!
Especially at the current snow covered 6°F!
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Jan 22, 2011 10:26 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Zig this was a wonderful way to start my day. It is cold and raining here. How wonderful to have such a garden this time of year. My EE is still sitting in the garage waiting for warm weather so it can go outside and play. : )
Thank you for the awesome photos and article.
Jan 22, 2011 11:21 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Great collection.
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Jan 22, 2011 6:12 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
The land down under is LOVELY! Thumbs up

NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
Jan 22, 2011 11:42 PM CST
Henry, it's good that they make these types of facilities to give people the experiences they otherwise wouldn't have, like a walk in the rainforest. There was a replica made of one of our gorges, Umbrawarra Gorge, I think in Maine. They set it up with all the plants and animals they were given from here.

Lynn, EEs are great and don't really take that much looking after. But their summer display of leaves is great.

Sidney and Vicki, thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
Jan 23, 2011 5:24 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Are the Golden Pothos easy to root out if too many hit the ground and regrow? I can see how they could encased everything.

I've had the Amorphophallus rivieri. I loved the beautiful umbrella shape it grew into. It's too bad it wouldn't wait till summer to bloom. I hated to get rid of it.

Love the dam and the outlet is a beautiful picture!

I love the Pepermoia's shine and leaf pattern!

I love the name Giraffe's knees!

The Cordylines are beautiful! I'd spot the pinks all over!

Are the coconuts edible? I never thought about a coconut grove. Does any wildlife there eat them? And I thought walnut trees were a pain, LOL!

Wow, I've never seen a coconut germinate. That picture is worth missing the pile :o)

All the palms were beautiful and some really unique.

I'm amazed at all the different things you have growing and that so much is in pots. It's a very different place.
A small town has no secrets except itself
Jan 23, 2011 9:30 AM CST
Name: Adina Dosan
Balotesti, Romania
Tropic, thanks for the walk through your wonderful plants and for so much information! Amazing! You have so many species which we can only grow in pots here!The coconut sprouting cracked me up! Absolutely stunning!

Please visit us at Carpe diem cubit!
Jan 25, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Name: Rachel
Rural Retreat, Va
I have really enjoyed this tour from your place Tropic. You grow so many plants that I adore and I am looking forward to viewing more. In the meantime, I am going back for a second stroll through your garden.

Jan 28, 2011 3:54 AM CST
Sally, I like the Pothos but I'd like it even more if it just grew rapidly up the trees and then stopped growing. Unfortunately, it won't co-operate. As soon as the runners hit the ground they sprout roots and take off.

All coconuts are edible, it's all the one species, Cocos nucifera, but many different varieties.

Adina, my father was a very keen gardener so I guess that's where my obsession comes from.

Rachel, don't wear yourself out going back over old ground. I'm just about ready to start off the second part of the garden stroll.
Jan 30, 2011 2:26 AM CST
Name: Adina Dosan
Balotesti, Romania
How nice to continue your father's hobby! Is your garden so big? Looks like a park to me!
Please visit us at Carpe diem cubit!
Jan 30, 2011 5:59 AM CST
Adina, my place is a bit larger than 9 hectares, so there's still room for more garden. Some of my friends think I'm crazy, so do I. Rolling on the floor laughing
Jan 30, 2011 7:26 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
How wonderful to stroll through your "jungle" amidst all that marvelous lush foliage, especially since we are experiencing our winter season over here in the U.S.

I would love to see a photo of that black flower that you mentioned--once it blooms.

Ric posted some lovely photos over on the weather cubit that he took at the Krone Conservatory. They made me long for Spring and then I came over here and saw all your lush plants and it made my craving for warmer weather that much worse! Hilarious!

Looking forward to the rest of the "walk"!
Jan 30, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Mau, glad you enjoyed it. This is a photo of the Cyrtosperma johnstonii flowering that I took in the Cairns botanic gardens just over a year ago.

Thumb of 2011-01-30/tropicbreeze/872be8

The rest of the walk is here:
Jan 30, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Nice Spathe there Zig!
Beautiful deep black!
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Jan 30, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Name: Brenda
I loved the tour!
Feb 2, 2011 5:09 AM CST
Sure is Ric. Anxiously awaiting blooms on mine.

Glad you enjoyed it Plantnutz.

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