Today’s photos are from Michael Post in Hobe Sound, Florida. Michael says, “I have been a gardener for most of my 66 years. I retired 20 years ago to restore our 100 year old home on 2.5 acres, 90% of which is extensively landscaped. We are located in South Florida, in zone 9B, and .5 mile from the ocean. Currently, we have about 70% shade. All of these factors and heat, salt, and shade pose challenges in plant selection in our location.
“The structure is a pergola, which I built to create a portal from one section of the garden to another. I have attached an additional photo for a different view of the pergola.
“The third photo is of a small area of my garden on the north side. The coconut trees are underplanted with flax lilies and orchids. The hedge to the left is Surinam cherry and the potted trees are lemons. The plants in the lower right are Green Island ficus. The last photo is of my favorite tree–Angel’s Trumpets, whose fragrance at dusk is amazing.”
Beautiful, Michael. We rarely get to see gardens from this type of climate. And now I’m jealous.
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