A Quick Trip To A Tropical Resort

Lots of beautiful Bromiliads:
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A quick trip to a tropical resort, otherwise known as my neighbor's garden.
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Beautiful bamboo
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Caesalpinia pulcherrima, commonly known as Pride of Barbados
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 Agave 'Mr. Ripple':
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Palms, white stucco, and red tiles add to the vibe.  Where's my sarong?
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A Dioon cone on the patio table...
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 Sit down and shoot the breeze...
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...enjoy the plants...
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A tropical vacation ten minutes up the road.
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I hope you are having a beautiful and relaxing Sunday.
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Comments

  1. What a beautiful color combination, peachy colors are my favorite. The Caesalpinia pulcherrima is so pretty too. It's nice to get a glimpse of the lovely stuff that doesn't grow here in the far frozen tundra (well not quite). The 'Mr Ripple' Agave is interesting too.

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    1. The colors of those flowers are so bright they look like plastic. I guess in their native clime they must fight for attention.

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  2. This tropical garden looks very "COOL" !!!

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    1. It was! I only wish the weather had been a little cooler.

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  3. Those Bromeliad flowers are such a treat, so colorful! And Mr. Ripple is a cool Agave.

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    1. Aren't they? So unexpected because the foliage can be so plain.

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    1. Its a beautiful home. I was lucky to get to visit.

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  5. What a delightful tropical location. You probably got a steal of a deal on the airfare! Happy Sunday!

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    1. A bargain. Happy Sunday back atcha!

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  6. How nice to have a tropical paradise so close by. Although from the photos I've seen of your garden, you have an equally beautiful piece of Eden! Do you know the name of the third plant down, with the elongated red flower? I have the same plant which was given to me by an elderly relative who has since passed on, and I don't remember the name of the plant. But it is doing very well, and last year was the first year I noticed it blooming. I think it is a bromeliad of some type.

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    1. Billbergia for sure is the genus, but the species is...ummmm....distachia, maybe, or nutans? Very cool plant!

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    2. Thank you for the ID! I think you are exactly right!

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    3. I have one more request...I'm sorry to be a pest. I plan to write a blog post about the "surprise flowers" blooming in my garden. I don't have a decent photo of my Billbergia flower, and I was wondering if I might use your photo of the Billbergia flower, with credit, of course, back to you and your blog. But It's perfectly understandable if you would rather not have your photos used on other blogs (although I would credit you!). You do take amazing photos and your photo certainly does justice to that beautiful flower!

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    4. Sure, go ahead, I appreciate the credit. Glad you liked the picture! :0)

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    1. Lots and lots of Agaves my camera never even got to.

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  8. Wow, such a lovely tropical garden escape, some beautiful plants and interesting spaces in this garden.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  9. Beautiful getaway! And you don't have to worry about losing your luggage. :o)

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    1. Actually, I left my tote bag there! Ha ha!

      Easy to retrieve it, though.

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  10. It almost feels tropical outside right now! Great scenes, and I wondered what you all called that Caesalpinia, since you can grow both Strelitzia I know of.

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  11. Gorgeous pictures. Was there someone to bring you drinks? The Caesalpinia is really striking, have never seen that one before.

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    1. Yes, we were all spoiled by our hostess. The Caesalpinia isn't all that common around here, although it's very easy to grow and not thirsty.

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