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6/08/2012

Daily Garden: Kevin’s Tropical Paradise

tropical garden paradise small garden

Just looking over the last few posts I think the sun is finally seeping into my psyche.  I’m craving vibrant color like the kind that Kevin has captured in his small but very tropical garden.

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I love his idea of hanging umbrellas in the trees to make a much more interesting shady area.  I also wonder if those are real flowers on the cactus?  Could it be, such beautiful burgundy blooms on cactus stalks?  I was given a tiny cactus recently and the flower was a strawflower glued on… I don’t have a problem with this, especially since it doesn’t seem to hurt the plant.

Would you dress up your plants with fake flowers?  I’m not a purist here, I think why not? But what do you say?

See more of this garden over at Apartment Therapy .

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  1. Art

    June 12th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I do not agree with the practice of fake flowers on real plants. Is that an echinocereus, a beautiful night blooming cactus pollinated by fruit bats? i cant tell, its covered in those red pimples,,,, Part of what makes a good garden designer is using the vast array of plants to get what you want in a space…. surely in such a tropical environment, one could find a flowering plant for that spot. Beauty is truth… and somebody please plant a vine on that wooden fence!

  2. Jan

    June 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    and now you can grow a real house plant that moves and closes its leaves when Tickled!
    Just search pet TickleMe Plant

  3. Jan

    June 13th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Here is direct link to grow your own TickleMe Plant
    http://www.ticklemeplant.com

  4. Art

    June 14th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    that mimosa grows as a weed here in new orleans

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