Rainy Season Garden

Rain Makes the Garden Grow! Thicker & More Lush!
Note that I replaced my Lantanas flowering border with red caladiums which will get fuller soon.
The other taller plants shaded the Lantanas and they require sun to thrive and bloom. New color in the shade!
The Maraca or Shampoo Ginger plant
has multiplied and grown very tall with
several blooms.
Across from the door I added a row of 20 of the small Heliconias with
little bright red & orange flowers that will bloom constantly
year-around when they mature. They help the “tropical look.”
One of the little Helconia up close,
like adding little jewels to my garden!

I’m always trying to improve my garden and during the rainy season is the time for new plants as the rain helps them to take root and thrive. Life in the tropics just keeps getting better!  🙂


More flower photos in my FLORA & FORESTS GALLERY which is still under construction. 

2 Replies to “Rainy Season Garden”

  1. Charlie,

    I just happened upon your website. It is done very well.. My husband is in advertising and I so appreciate a site that is well laid out and populated like yours. Great job.

    Informative as well. We landed in Nosara two years ago and built a home here. You seem so happy, we have had a very hard time. We wanted the ocean and a hip little town. We got bad builders, dust, no roads, very high prices in food etc..and the list goes on. When I read your descriptions I remember why we wanted to come here.

    I found your website trying to locate the names and growing information of plants that I have purchased and want to purchase for our garden. You have beautiful photographs but I need more in depth information on everyday plants. Do you know a website.

    Thanks so much

    Debra Macfarlane

      I turned mine over to a local gardener whose work I liked and have been very happy with the results. A good local vivero (plant nursery) can also be helpful for your area and what grows well there. It is work and takes time!

      Sorry you’ve had so many disappointments living in Costa Rica. There are other retirees here in Atenas who started at the beach somewhere and moved inland to our quiet little village in the Central Valley. Fortunately as a birder I never wanted the beach and the Christopher Howard Live in Costa Rica relocation tour sold me on somewhere in Central Valley. Been here 5 years and love it! And I travel all over the country photographing birds and other nature.

      It is all in my blog and gallery! ¡Buena suerte!

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