Last month I told you about my favorite tropical garden book. If books ran a race, this one finishes a close second.
Back cover with its alluring garden path
William Warren is an American gardener and writer who moved to the tropics in 1960. He collects gardens like some people collect stamps. And we are the beneficiaries of his extensive travels.
Photo from my garden
The close to 300 (yes....300!) photos by Luca Tettoni transport you to gardens in Bali, Thailand, Hawaii, Malaysia, and Singapore. It's almost too overwhelming.
My backyard tropical garden
Even though many of us actually live outside the tropics, many semitropical plants growing in our gardens have tropical cousins in this book.
Another view of my tropical garden here in Houston
This is an easy book to find and you can pick one up for as little as $7.00 on Amazon or Barnes & Noble used books.
(Port Aransas is one of a handful of towns on the tropical barrier islands along the Texas coast...it's our version of Key West, Florida)
Gardeners everywhere seem drawn to the mysterious tropics and even though you may not have a tropical garden, you would still LOVE the wonderful text and photos in "The Tropical Garden".
(The largest Banyan trees in Texas. Found on the campus of Texas A&M at Corpus Christi)
And just like the surprise I had finding full grown Banyan trees in Texas, you'll find some nice surprises in this book.
Some of the vibrant foliage in my tropical garden.
That's it for this time. Thanks to Holley at Roses and Other Gardening Joys for keeping a virtual bookcase for all our book reviews. We're approaching 100 garden books reviewed by wonderful garden bloggers all over the world.
P.S. I'll be doing a post on my visit to tropical Corpus Christi soon! Stay tuned.