Greg and Nicki’s Lush Tropical Courtyard
Find out how sea-changers on a budget have created an enchanting, balmy ambience in their small outdoor space
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Create a drought-friendly landscape. (Originally featured on a California-Friendly Landscape Contest hosted by Roger's Gardens in Orange County, CA)
Outdoor Living: Tropical Tabu | Queensland Homes Magazine
Tabu, one of the finest tropical gardens in the country, is tucked into a hillside at Freshwater, Cairns. Thirty years ago when owner Mark Vowles sat in the nearby Flecker Botanic gardens he thought…
A Wisconsin Jungle - FineGardening
Thanks to Chris Neumann, Lead Horticulturist for sharing the gardens at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge in Madison, Wisconsin!
The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, was in full bloom in the park in December. It is found along the service road behind the dry rainforest area. Although the flowers are tiny they cover the tree like a veil and have a lemon perfume. When crushed the leaves also smell strongly of lemon. They contain high amounts of the essential oil citral and are used to flavour foods such as biscuits, desserts, ice-cream, fish recipes and teas. It also has medicinal qualities. Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia…
Native Retreat — Kathleen Murphy Landscape Design
Winner of The Design Files 2020 Landscape Design Award A garden which nestles into the surrounding landscape, mixing native and exotic plantings for foliage and textural interest. The use of locally sourced materials with drought hardy and frost tolerant plants.
30 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water
All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a long time.
The 5 Best Cold Hardy Bromeliads
Even though there's a multitude of frost tolerant bromeliads to choose from, the internet is somewhat lacking with information on the matter. Here are my top picks based on personal experience, numerous resources and anecdotal information. Included are bromeliads that can take freezing conditions to 20 degrees, but it is best to protect them just in case and see what works for you since there are always exceptions within each species. Aechmea The genus Aechmea includes the greatest amount of…
PHILODENDRON IMPERIAL RED - Garden Express
Philodendron erubescens Imperial Red unfurls red-maroon leaves that become dark glossy green as they age, giving this tropical plant a lush decorative
General Indoor and Outdoor Bromeliad Care - Bromeliad Plant Care
A few care requirements will remain true for the majority of bromeliads. This post includes tips for both indoor and outdoor bromeliad care and maintenance.