Joined: Jul 15, 2003
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
|Posted: 2017-02-19 12:51 pm  Permalink|
Paradis du Zombi...
Thank God The Tiki Bar Is Open
Thank God The Tiki Torch Still Shines...
|mike and marie|
Joined: Jun 24, 2008
|Posted: 2017-02-21 6:15 pm  Permalink|
Love this thread, especially all the photos...
Our favorite plants for northern tropic gardening: yucca, elephant ears, potted taro, bamboo, horsetail, coral bells, hens and chicks, decorative grasses, cana bulbs, irises. And plenty of plastic palms!
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2017-04-01 10:37 am  Permalink|
My front-yard jungle, well not really a jungle but a lot of flowers have popped up since we had such a nice rainy season.
In the back yard my mint is doing real well
Lots of flowers on my grapefruit tree this year, I still have one grapefruit left on the tree
Joined: Apr 06, 2011
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
|Posted: 2017-04-02 03:33 am  Permalink|
Your yard is a-bloom.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2017-04-09 8:49 pm  Permalink|
Gorgeous yards and love all the pools. The only tropical thing I have in my yard is Sago Palms, they love their space. My backyard belongs to the dogs so no way of having anything there. They continue to tear up the sprinkler system so it is a lost cause.
Keep on growing all you happy gardeners, it is fun to live through your pictures.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Jan 04, 2017
From: New Braunfels, Texas
|Posted: 2017-04-10 11:47 am  Permalink|
On 2017-04-09 20:49, VampiressRN wrote:
The only tropical thing I have in my yard is Sago Palms, they love their space. My backyard belongs to the dogs so no way of having anything there.
Vampiress, I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but Sago Palms are highly toxic, particularly to dogs. If you have a male plant, that's not as serious a concern (unless the dogs like chewing on the fronds, which I wouldn't expect), but the female plants produce lots and lots of walnut-sized seeds that dogs (sometimes) love to chew on. The previous owners of our house planted quite a few, which is fine, but one was in the backyard with our dogs. I just dug it up last week and have put it on CL.
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2017-04-29 11:08 pm  Permalink|
One of my hibiscus went crazy this year as well as my Monstera Deliciosa (rht,) and a Platycerium Veitchii- one of 18 varieties of Staghorn ferns.