Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dream garden

 Cordyline pink flame very drought tolerant once established illuminated this area of the garden
 Yellow shrimp plant en mass was a delight to see.
 Alternathera  aka tea plants made a stunning border along this path.
 Succulents, cacti, portulaca, adeniums, kalanchoes made up this rockery.
Pink hibiscus, acalypha, clerondendron quadrilocure, crotons, cat whiskers and galphima glauca (thryallis)
 Kalanchoes surrounds sanserviera and adeniums
dendrobium aggregatum orchid growing on a palm tree, thanks to Sheri for correctly identifying it for me.
 Plumeria tree hosting this cattleya skinneri orchid my thanks again to Sheri
 Bougainvillea gone wild

Philodendron moonlight

Earlier this month the rustic Bajan gardener visited  one of her favorite gardens in the open garden program organized by the local horticultural society. The garden located in Gibbes St. Peter, is owned by a long time resident  by the name of Ole Dam Mikkelsen who hails from Denmark. If you haven't seen the previous posts on his garden a few years ago please click on the above link. Ole's garden is and if not is the most beautiful garden on the island. This five plus acre garden boasts of rare and exclusive exotic plants from around the world and a huge collection of orchids This garden is every gardener's dream and  will never disappoint you. Have a great weekend friends and enjoy!


  1. Wow what a garden! I bet you had a great time there with so much to see. I believe the yellow flowered orchid is dendrobium aggregatum and the purple is cattleya skinneri, if I am not mistaken. This weekend I planted two types of alternanthera at my house & was excited to see it in this garden. Do you use alternanthera much in Barbados? It's one of my new favorites and am just getting into using more of it though not many nurseries grow it. The bougainvillea are just so spectacular, like fireworks!
    Thanks for sharing your garden adventure. Enjoy your weekend!

    Best wishes,

  2. Ole's garden is always a joy to visit.
    I have always admired that yellow orchid on the palm tree at the entrance...thanks for the closeup shot.


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