Part 1: A lot of pics around Orlando Florida April 2011
Just got back from Orlando, Florida, and of couse I was taking pictures of all the plants. I was very happy to see that the majority of the tender plants had no signs of damage despite the terrible winter.
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Heres a tulip tree right outside the Portofino Bay Hotel. A very northern tree, but it is still somewhat common in northern and central Florida.
Some olive trees at the portofino bay hotel. They didnt have any olives on them, but they looked pretty good.
I was pretty impressed with how well the coconut palms inside the airport were doing.
Some bamboo. Not sure of the exact species
A nice mix of some bald cypress and washingtonias
The screw pines were all looking healthy and pretty much unfazed by the cold this past winter in Florida
Pretty much all of the foxtails I saw in Universal Studios were looking great! Even the ones that were not in a great microclimate, still looked healthy. This was one of the better looking Foxtails.
A nice looking tree fern
Beautiful Caryota (not sure of the species).
More foxtail palms looking nice!
Another nice looking caryota
The easter lilies were in bloom (probably planted there for the holidays)
Bromeliads on a Foxtail palm
Pindo palm looking nice
Loquats were fruiting and looking very healthy
I didnt see any bougainvilleas damaged from the winter and many were blooming well
I also didnt see any severely damaged bismarkias (a few did have smaller crowns than usual). Some looked very healthy.
Gigantic Sengal Date palm (Phoenix reclinata)
Some tropical water lilies doing very well
Trachycarpus seem to do well in Central Florida in shade and sun.
These bottle palms have seen better days, but at least they survived the winter!
A very typical southern scene if you get rid of the bamboo and add some Live oak.
Mediterranean fan palms looking very nice at night
Same for the philodendron
I cant think of the name of this tree right now, but it was looking nice and healthy
The squirrels were very used to people and actually came to me (probably looking for food). It was only about 2 feet way.
A tall bismarkia
More healthy foxtails
This one foxtail might not have been given protection because it is not looking good. It has new fronds coming up and with the extremely hot weather Florida, it might survive.
The other foxtails right next to the damaged one were looking great
Huge southern magnolias with some blooms
Mexican petunias were blooming well
Some young oleanders by the "lagoon"
A large schefflera untouched by the cold this past winter.
Very healthy Norfolk island Pines
A nice and large Yucca Rostrata.
Thunbergia grandiflora. They are fast growers and very beautiful vines.
Large pygmy palms
Another huge sengal date palm
Everglades palm and bismarkia
Majesty palm in shade (possibly Dwarf majesty palm??)
Cast iron plants
A Great White Heron