Our Undersea Illusion Reef Garden

Reef Garden View Overall

Reef Garden View of Left Side

Reef Garden View of Right Side

Reef Garden View with Starfish

Reef Garden View with Lobster

Reef Garden View with Big Shell

Reef Garden View with Cactus

Reef Garden View with Abalone Shell

Reef Garden View with Blooming Bromeliad

Reef Garden View with Blooming Bromeliad

Reef Garden View with Fish

Reef Garden View with Fish

Reef Garden View with Swordfish and Pseudorhipsalis Cactus

Reef Garden View with Swordfish and Pseudorhipsalis Cactus

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.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

3 Responses to Our Undersea Illusion Reef Garden

  1. You live in paradise! This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!

  2. Pingback: Starfish Flower « naturetime

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