Garden Tour - Dutchlady1

By Dutchlady1
June 17, 2012

I don't have a Garden; I have a third of an acre in an older part of Naples, Florida, which holds a house, a pool, and hundreds of plants, mostly Plumeria. After they first were stashed haphazardly here and there, wherever there was a space, I am slowly pulling it all together into a more coherent whole. As every gardener knows - this is a work in progress!

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Jun 16, 2012 6:16 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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Your gardens are lovely Hetty and it's a treat to see all the tropical plants that don't grown in my zone.

You've created a lovely haven and thank you for sharing it with us.
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Jun 16, 2012 6:27 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
I tip my hat to you.
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Jun 16, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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Beautiful. What a wonderful garden you have. I gardening in my FIL's yard in Fl. when we visit. Usually I am doing a lot of clean up but it is still a pleasure to work in a different type of garden. Of course I just love Tropical plants.
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Jun 16, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hetty I had so much fun seeing your gardens and hearing about how you have created them. Thank you for sharing them.
Love that vine. : )
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Jun 16, 2012 9:59 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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What a wonderful garden, Hetty. That Tecomanthe vine is gorgeous! And I like that fish too.
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Jun 17, 2012 12:27 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Region: Canadian Enjoys or suffers cold winters Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank you for sharing your lovely garden.
It is fun to see how people garden in different climates.
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Jun 17, 2012 4:20 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Thank you, all.
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Jun 17, 2012 8:29 AM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Hetty, thank you for giving us this tour! Your garden is so exotic, so different from what I see every day. What a wonderful place to put down permanent roots! Lovey dubby
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Jun 17, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Hetty, I'm so happy to finally be able to see your lovely garden. I can certainly relate to those "snowbird" leftovers! Hilarious!
Thank you for the tour & I too adore the pergola vine. Lovey dubby
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Jun 17, 2012 7:14 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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The Tecomanthe is a bit tricky in that it blooms on old wood (and the flowers form directly on the stem). It took it a bit to get established but now it's going strong and spreading across the pergola nicely Smiling
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Jun 17, 2012 7:18 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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It is my first time to see that vine, so glad you shared it with us. It is so interesting.
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Jun 17, 2012 7:25 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
This is the look I am after (image borrowed from the internet Whistling )Thumb of 2012-06-18/Dutchlady1/5d2cb5
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Jun 17, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Okay, I just had to pick myself up from the floor. That is stunning.
And whoa is me, it won't grow in my zone 8. Sad
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Jun 17, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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Beautiful garden Hetty, it was great to see it all. I love your pics of individual blooms and plants so I was thrilled to see how it all goes together. That Tecomanthe vine is stupendous! Thanks for the lovely tour.
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Jun 17, 2012 7:44 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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I have no doubt you will achieve that look Hetty; no doubt at all. Stunning! perfect compliment to your plumies.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Jun 17, 2012 8:07 PM CST
central Illinois
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Thanks for the tour.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Jun 18, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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great stroll around your place.. you have some wonderful plants there!!
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