Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:55 AM
I've been looking at these beautiful photos of Bob's gardens every day, just imagining him planting everything and visualizing the effect in years to come. Urging the baby palms to hurry up and grow, don't you know I'm aiming for The Tropical Look?
Three Septembers ago, Bob raved about a rare climbing fern, Stenochlaena palustris, that his friend Stephen Marchese, of Skychild Tropicals, was growing and would soon have available to the public. I only ordered one but Bob ordered a dozen, with the idea of replacing his lawn with them. While looking for them in the photos, I finally spotted some in Diane's picture #12, underneath the windows. Since my one pot has spread all throughout the back yard, I always teased him about tripping happily through the ferns.
Thanks to everybody who posted these pictures of Bob's paradise.
Sultry, Semi~Tropical South Florida