Our Undersea Illusion Reef Garden
August 20, 2012 3 Comments
We recently created an Undersea Illusion Reef Garden outside our back door. It seems appropriate since we live only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean here in Florida. We were inspired by a Reef Garden at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. The idea is to use plants and objects in the Reef Garden that remind you of marine life at a coral reef under the sea. We planted dozens of types of plants, including succulents, aloes, euphorbias, cactus, and bromeliads. Scattered among the plants are decorative seashells, crabs, and fish. For “mulch” we used fossilized seashells (available as Flori-Stone from Home Depot or select garden nurseries). Undersea succulent gardens have been featured nationally at flower shows in San Diego and Philadelphia. We love our Undersea Illusion Reef Garden – it is one of our favorites! Another post on our Reef Garden is at: https://naturetime.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/starfish-flower/
UPDATE: The last photograph of the Pseudorhipsalis cactus will be published in the Romanian gardening magazine Casa si gradina in December 2015.