Saturday, June 30, 2012

Eclectic- Experimental Garden

I was asked the other day, what was my gardening style.  My answer was “Eclectic-Experimental.” I don’t pay much attention to mix and matching or color coordination, if I like the plant and there is an open space, it goes in the ground.  Sometimes the experiment works, but most of the times I have to move the same plant several times until I find the perfect spot.  There is not much order or many rules in my garden, I only have two, no weeds or snails allow.

Today, I took out several banana plants that were doing poorly and cleaned the area of old trunks.

 I planted this Persian Shield plant in a pot a while back and unknow to me there were several Caladium tubers in the pot. I kind a like the combination.

Blooming in the garden this week.

Rain lilies

Dragon Fruit flowers
 Help!!! Senior moment I can remember the name of these flowers.

I will be taking a week off from the garden. My oldest daughter is getting married next week and we are all very excited. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July.


Ami said...

The flowers in the last picture are Siam tulips, or Curcuma alismatifolia. Your garden looks so beautiful! I have very similar gardening style with you, and I move the plants so often. lol!

Rusty in Miami said...

Thank you Ami, I could not remember name, and I had the plant for years

Missy said...

Best wishes for the wedding.
A garden is always a work in progress. I'm like you. I call it the zen approach. Try it if I like it, move it if necessary, and if it dies, at least I've learnt something.

FlowerLady said...

I like your style, similar to mine, which I call 'tropical cottage'.

Have a wonderful time with the wedding.

And a great 4th too.


Aleta said...

I'm happy to come across your blog! I just planted a night blooming jasmine and googled it, hence the arrival over here :)

I just started a blog about my gardening attempts:

C.P. Hines said...

I love your garden style. Mine is very similar. I enjoy various kinds of plants and strive to find the interesting. I think the more you have in your garden the more enjoyable it is. Thank you for sharing your space.

David said...

Hi Rusty,
Congrats to your daughter's marriage!
Your garden style is like mine; plant it in an empty spot and stand back. I had to laugh about your moving plants around comment. I just finished moving some plants today when I came in a read your blog. LOL
I like the Persian shield and Caladium combination a lot. I think you've invented something new and in need of some experimentation with other Caladiums.