Today we’re headed to Florida to visit Linda Robert’s subtropical garden.
My mom and I started working on what we call “the jungle garden” 17 years ago. It was just mud and pine trees when we started. She lived in the casita (guest house) to our “hacienda.” And in that time it has been knocked down by eight different hurricanes. Nature is an amazing resilient teacher.
I have an affinity for philodendrons, which climb many of our trees; I have over a dozen different varieties. I also have a love for anthuriums and alocasia.
We found a large piece of metal buried in the property and turned it into a “moongate.” Later we found that it was actually a payload faring to a rocket!
Dramatic tropical foliage arches over the garden path.
A spot to sit and enjoy the garden
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Wonderful find with your "moon gate". A great addition to your gardens. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Maggie! believe it or not we have found yet ANOTHER one on our property!
Glorious! That opening image is so compelling. All that is missing from that tropical paradise is a pina colada!
Ahh....yes! We do love to enjoy a tropical beverage out there :)
Lovely garden. Seeing your pictures reminded me how much I miss the crotons I had in front of my house. They were HUGE!
Thanks for sharing your space
Yes!! We have a croton in our courtyard that is easily 25 feet (and 50 years old)!!
What a cool garden. Thanks for sharing. I love your Ashanti stool in the first picture )being Ashanti myself:))
I never knew the name of the stool....thank you for that!
Oh I just want to see MORE photos of your garden!
So well designed and great plant choices, and so creative!
Thank you :)
We have a short term rental on the property....and I post pictures on Instagram often, feel free to peruse :) @thecoconutcasita
Gorgeous placement of plants and interesting moon gate acquisition! I hope you will share more photos in the future.
The moongate was certainly an interesting addition...and to think it was on the property all along!!
Only in a subtropical climate can you have such a lush dreamland of tropical plants. It's drool worthy... and your 'moongate' is definitely one of the coolest garden treasures I have ever seen! Beautifully designed, Linda.
Awww...thank you Sheila!
Love this one. For me, it’s the height and richness of the understory along the path that does it; it creates that enclosed feeling that I’m always searching to create in my GA garden. You’ve done a great job. Thanks for sharing!
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