Tropicals on Long Island
While attending a plant society convention on Long Island, NY last week my group was treated to a tour of Landcraft Environments, a wholesale nursery that supplies tropicals and other exotic plants. One of the owners, Dennis Schrader, is also the coauthor of the book "Hot Plants for Cool Climates". The nursery property (which I think is also the owners' home) was very nicely planted with a variety of tropical and subtropical plants. Many of the plants in the ground are overwintered in greenhouses. It must be a huge amount of work to plant everything out in the spring, then dig it up in the fall! I've put a bunch of photos in my photo album (link to slideshow below).
Here is a link that might be useful: Slide show