Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Gardens That Inspired Me

Two places I visited last year while we were bulding our home and planning our garden were the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL (above, left), and Queen Elizabeth Botanic Gardens in the Cayman Islands (above, right). The gardens in Cayman had received extensive damage from Hurrican Ivan in 2004, but much of it has recovered quite nicely.

It's a bit of a challenge growing a tropical garden when you are outside the tropics, but you learn what works, what fails, and what needs to covered when they predict a frost.


Wicked Gardener said...

I have a soft spot for Kanapaha in Gainesville. Sunken Gardens look nice - and a bit closer than the Cayman Islands. I'll have to visit.

Deborah said...

Wicked Gardener: The Sunken Gardens in St. Pete are quite awsome! I'll have to try the one in Gainesville next time I'm out that way.