Monday, June 25, 2012

Shade Tropical Update

The shade tropical garden is really starting to fill in and grow.  We have suffered surprisingly little transplant shock and now that everything is mulched and soaker hoses have been set out, we're ready to the heat of summer.  This week is supposed to be in the 100's everyday, so we got the irrigation done just in time. 

Here are a few photos...
















It still has that young garden look, but should fill in and become more lush over the next few years.  We are continuing to fill in spaces with interesting plants as we come across them in our travels.  So far it is turning out just as we hoped.

6 comments:

  1. Rebecca, your garden may be young, but it sure is lovely. And, that oakleaf hydrangea is a looker. Cheers.

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  2. Wow! I love all the tropicals and those pots are gorgeous! Are those the sunloving type coleus? I find that the 'regular' shadeloving types wither as the heat sets in.
    Nice work. David/:0) Tropical Texana

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    1. I believe that both the purple coleus in the strawberry pot and the ones inside the concrete curbing are both sun loving. The are in partial shade in both of these locations, getting either dappled sunlight throughout the day or morning sun. We do have some coleus in full sun here and it does okay as long as we water it regularly.

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  3. The coleus in the pot looks great! I like the dark coleus and pot and the contrast of the ground cover.

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    1. It is a great coleus. I have actually brought some of it into the house as a cut "flower". It roots out in the vase and stays nice for a long time.

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