Re: Creating an Exotic Garden22
Sep 26, 2007 3:13 pm
Tropical plants for cool climates
If you love the look of a tropical garden but live in a climate you don't think will let you achieve that look, here are some you could try:
Bromeiliad (Aechmea hybrids)
Tree fern (Cyathea australis)
Cabbage tree (Cordyline australis)
Bird of paradise (Strelitzia sp)
Chinese fan palm (Livistona chinensis)
Cycad (Cycas revoluta)
Bangalow palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana)
Cotton palm (Washingtonia robusta)
Majestic palm (Ravenea rivularis).
Ginger lily (Hedychium greenei)
Umbrella Bamboo (Fargesia murieliae)
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Re: Creating an Exotic Garden23
Sep 26, 2007 3:52 pm
I was just going to say, bromeliads go nuts and reproduce themselves to fill up empty gardens - I've pulled out about 70 of them at my place (I'm having a native wildlife/bush tucker garden) Wish you were nearby you could collect them all and get an instant head start!!
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Re: Creating an Exotic Garden25
Oct 25, 2007 12:17 am
we have a garden bed much like this at our house. We've used cocos palms, fuchsias (plant them ridiculously close together for best results), clumping bamboo, canna lillies (they die down in winter though) and an agave, a strelitzia (bird of paradise) and cycad as feature plants. Looks great. I'll take a photo tomorrow and post it for you. If you like the look of any particular plants, let me know and I'll tell you how you can look after them.
PS: Forgot to mention that a large chunk of what you can and can't grow will depend on how sunny your desired spot is. Funnily enough, in my experience tropical shade plants do better in Melbourne than tropical plants that like sunshine.
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Re: Creating an Exotic Garden26
Oct 25, 2007 12:49 am
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:51 pm Post subject:
GREEN, leafy, very thick in planting, a lot like a rain Forrest in Bali or any other tropical country.
Usually has quite a bit of condensation as well, steamy…..sweaty…..pulsing….
Ohhh sorry back to erotic again!
I dunno - Not even one o'clock on a wednesday arvo and look what your thinking
Re: Creating an Exotic Garden27
Oct 25, 2007 10:16 pm
exotic or 'tropical' , 'balinese' landscapes are more than possible
just get the right designs and advice
i have built landscapes in vic that have 'exotic' flair
just an it right
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