I have been enjoying sharing with you about my recent trip to the beautiful gardens of Vizcaya, located in Miami, Florida. The trip and garden visit came as a part of my partnership with the folks at Troy-Bilt. These gardens are inspired by Italian gardens and use plants that thrive in tropical climates.
Last time, we explored the secret garden, climbed up the man-made hill and saw a most magnificent, covered patio.
Today, I invite you to journey with me as we explore the gardens further…
**A special thanks to my friend and garden companion, Steve Asbell, who explained the difference between these two lizards.
More examples of the statuary throughout the garden with ferns in the background.
Orchids grew naturally outdoors, which made me slightly jealous, although I have been able to grow them indoors.
There were even orchids growing in trees, which is where they are often found growing in the wild. Most cultivated orchids are epiphytes, which means that they get their water and nutrients from the air.
As we neared the end of our journey through the garden, we encountered a fence with vines growing all over it concealing another secret garden. There was a small hole, so I peeked through.
Looking through the hole, I saw another area of the garden that was closed off from the public. I’m not sure if there are any plans to open this section called the Marine Garden, but I definitely wanted to explore it further.