Jan 2016 - Purchased Bambusa Textilis Gracilis (Graceful Bamboo) from Tropical Bamboo Nursery in Loxahatchee FL. 10x 7gal containers filled my Grand Cherokee to the brim. Made a spectacle of ourselves driving down the highway like this.
This is a private garden at the entrance of a 800 acres (320 hectares) cattle ranch, palm nursery, forestry, mango cultivar and private tropical preserve (100 hectares) to be developed in stages as a residential community located in Central Pacific, Costa Rica 15 mins from the ocean.
First steps in palm growing. After moving into my new home in central Florida a year ago, I created a new landscape outside my veranda using native palms and tropicals. Thes pictures document how my palms are growing. Species include Florida native Coccothrinax Argentata, Sabal minor (Dwarf Palm), Zamia Floridana (Coontie), and the non native Chamaedorea cataractarum (Cat palm).
Here are some pictures of my newly constructed tube vivarium. It has a central structure made from melted ABS pipe covered in epoxy/clay and Epiweb coated in soil/clay mixture acting as conduit for irrigation and electrical. Access along the seam of the rolled up Polycarbonate sheet. Will showcase various Epiphytic plants in a natural arrangement.
30 years in the making... I sketched this house design when I was 18, and 'nursed' palms and other exotics over the early years to plant out here. A passion and fantasy that came true. Built it in 2006, left in 2015.