|Huge sun-loving specimens greeted us on arrival.|
|Notice the row of bougainvilleas behind the back wall -|
an added benefit.
Here's a close-up of a giant specimen in the greenhouse just above:
While the others were exploring the greenhouses I walked about the grounds with my camera and found these amazing specimens:
Here are just a few of the plants my friends bought:
And here are the ones I brought home to my little house. Most of them will go in an empty shaded bed next to the side of the house:
|At $17, this one was by far the most expensive.|
The others were in the $5 - $8 range.
|Here's a similar one just starting out.|
I love the purple next to the green foliage.
Note the different patterns on the leaves between
|Thinking ahead to colors that will|
complement the heliconias to be bought next month.
This little fellow doesn't fit in with the others in the side bed. It may find a shady spot out back:
Finally, my very favorite one will have a special spot by the front door:
Wish me luck in growing them. I'll give you a report in a few weeks on how they're doing.