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Visit Candice’s lovely Sri Lanka garden

It's always a pleasure to visit gardens from around the world! Thanks Candice for sharing, and please send more as you can!

"Hi! I am Candice and  live in sunny Sri Lanka on the western coast. I have quite a large garden to care for but I love it.  As much as I love to see flowers, I love the green side of the garden as well, primarily due to the fact that I am a full time employee which leaves me only the evening and weekends to care for the garden. Easy growers such as anthurium, hibiscus, pinwheel flowers are rampant.  One side of my garden is sunny and the other loves shade which is received from huge palm trees over a 100 years old.  Under the palm trees are begonias, ferns and the bird nest fern. On the sunny side you will see the hibiscus, ixora and pinwheels (which are often plucked by those offering them to the temples during worship).  I also have plumbago and larger palm trees giving me a good cover and serves as a fence as well.  Because of the sun, my crotons are lovely and every hue is visible.  I would love more begonias and I hope to build a small greenhouse on the shadier side of the garden soon."

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  1. wGardens 07/29/2015

    Beautiful foliage! Hope to see more photos and how you use your plants in your gardens. Thanks!

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    meander_michaele 07/29/2015

    Well, Candice, be prepared for all of us begging for more pictures. So much of what you mentioned in your commentary had me salivating...and off to do googling...I wasn't familiar with ixora or pinwheel flower. Gardening in the tropics is a whole other world and it's always so fascinating to see plants that we have to baby indoors over our winter grow outside all year round for you.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 07/29/2015

    Looks like your own tropical paradise! Flowers are nice, but colorful foliage is with you all of the time. I'm crazy about the bird's nest ferns. Very cool!

  4. annek 07/29/2015

    I'm green with envy over your tropicals! Beautiful

  5. GrannyMay 07/29/2015

    Great photos! Your garden sounds wonderful Candice. I hope you'll send in more photos soon - of the trees, shrubs and flowers.

  6. user-4691082 07/29/2015

    Gorgeous leaves! I just bought a pulmonaria that looks like photo #3. It's our way of copying what you have- the highest form of flattery!

  7. Nurserynotnordstroms 07/29/2015

    I want to see more........please send in some photos from a distance so we can take it all in. Lovely just perfectly lovely.

  8. greengenes 07/29/2015

    How lucky you are to live and garden there! All the green and foliage! I would love the see the palm trees too! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    HelloFromMD 07/29/2015

    Breathtaking foliage! Love that lush look so much I am starting a colcosia collection.

  10. GracePeterson 07/29/2015

    Wow, I love these photos. Just beautiful!

  11. foxglove12 07/30/2015

    Gorgeous healthy and lush.

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