Here are some pictures of a few of the tropical plants I grow, and several that don't really fit anywhere else on this website! Click on the pictures to see more shots of the same plant.
|Crepe Jasmine (Tabernaemontana coronaria) - There are times when I really feel like I should take Latin so I can tell people what I'm growing. (That's the best thing about e-mail. People never know you can't pronounce any of the names you spell.) Anyway, besides the name, this is a gorgeous plant that has waxy, glistening, fragrant white flowers all summer long. It is a tropical, and does well in containers.|
|Kaempferia galanga - This is a charming little ginger that only grows about six inches tall, but has gorgeous, petite flowers. It likes shade, and looks really good in a terra cotta bowl.|
|Monocostus uniflorus - This is a small spiral ginger that has large yellow flowers all summer long. The leaves go up the stems in a spiral, thus the common name "spiral ginger".|
|Purple Leaved Oxalis - I don't remember the proper name for this plant, but is has gorgeous purple leaves. The flowers are light lavender, and it makes an excellent pot plant. You can also plant it outside in the south, I live in zone 8, and it does fine. It freezes down in the winter, but it comes back every spring. It likes shade to part shade.|
|Siphonochilus decorus var. kirkii - No, I don't know the common name. This little ginger has large pink flowers that smell like watermelon. It goes dormant in the winter, and comes back in the spring. (So I've been told, I hope it does) :-).|
|Plumeria Aztec Gold - This plumeria has rich yellow flowers that smell like peaches - I got it as much for the fragrance as the color. Hawaiians oftentimes use plumeria flowers for their leis.|
|Plumeria Common White - This is the culprit that got me started growing Plumerias. I counted as many as 30 flowers open at once on this plumeria last year, and it's only a few years old.|