Garden Design

Linda’s Subtropical Garden

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.

patio looking out on garden with tropical plantsI 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.

diy moongate in the gardenWe 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!

garden path cutting through tropical plantsDramatic tropical foliage arches over the garden path.

garden patio with wallsA spot to sit and enjoy the garden

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