I have posted all sorts of new photos, taken recently from my tropical garden. If you have seen my album before, the new photos start about the 2nd half of page 5.
Here is a link that might be useful: New Boca cay photos
Wow! Your yard is so beautiful, you have really done a great job! Just looking at your pictures makes me feel like I am on vacation. I too have been planting a lot of tropicals in my backyard and am now wondering where I will keep them all for the winter. Do you have a greenhouse or do you take them all in your house?
I keep some in the house (basement) and some in a cool (60f) greenhouse
Amazing! Love the new pictures especially those of the orange flowers, passiflora (WOW, never seen this one before!), begonia, etc. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tropical garden with us.
I always enjoy your photos. Love your use of Totems in the garden.
hi boca joe,
I fell in love with your garden! It is GORGEOUS! Oh, I sent you an email. Anyways, here are more follow up questions.
I have questions for the plants posted below. Those are your pictures.
1. Do you plant them from seeds?
2. Do you move them to the ground or do you keep them in pots? I noticed most of them are in pots.
3. How do you replant them in spring?
4. During winter, how do you overwinter/protect them? Do you bring it inside the house and put it in the basement then provide florescent lightning?
5. Can I buy them on ebay?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Colocasia 'Tea Cups'
thanks everyone for all of the comments.
Neil,email me directly for more information.
I thought you would want to see my friend's tropical garden in Chicago!
Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Island
Beautiful pics as always Joe!! I always enjoy your yard pictures, it's inspiring to me as I am trying to create my little piece of the tropics here. BTW, the Chicago pics from Lincoln Conservatory, was that a good way to spend an afternoon? I'm going to be in Chicago next month for business for a couple of weeks and have a couple of days to enjoy the area. Would you recommend it as a spot to go?
Bamboo Island is great. I bet all the nieghbors love it.
Sooo cool more tiki stuff!! I love the Hyacinth and Green Wing Macaws-What cuties!
Your gardens are absolutely breath taking. Most impressive is that you are in a fairly cold climate. It must be quite a bit of work trying to keep everything alive all winter.
Your plants look so healthy and nary a blemish. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your photos.
Well...I live in SW FL and I CAN'T GET THAT LOOK!!! LOLAM
Just gorgeous, Joe!
Oddly enough, that blue hydrangea looks right at home amidst the riot of color.
BTW: How do you keep your Papyrus alive & kickin'?
All three of mine croaked...LOL
my papyrus is growing in water- always does well
So was mine...oddly enough, it rotted.
Boca Joe, your garden always amazes me!!!! great photos