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Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby dolicus » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:57 pm

Love the gardens unfortunately the best is out of bounds for tourists.
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Re: Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby The Estate » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:37 pm

Hey did you visit there , very cool, I have a house down the street that kinda is into that kinda stuffs , but a smaller scale ? Your 2 pics looks like petrified wood persons :shock:
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Re: Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby dolicus » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:01 pm

I have been there 2 times.
I lived in Bangkok for a while and visited many temples.
The Thais love gardening.
They use lots of containers and grow a wide range of plants.
They grow many different lotus which I love.
If you are ever in Bangkok visit Pak Khlong Talat flower markets.
Thais also love garden ornaments especially animals.
The Thai horticulture and agrculture is booming.
The downside of this is subsistance farming is being taken over by monoculture
with palm oil and rubber produces clearing large areas of natural forest.
If you are interested in plants Thailand is a great place to visit.
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Re: Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby Waterlilly » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:22 pm

Love the pruning - am attempting this in my own garden - much to the disgust of Hubby. Calls the my "poodle trees". Will remember to take a pick and post.
Had to seriously prune two lillypillies and discovered they were hidden "cloud trees" - gradually taking shape.
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Re: Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby dolicus » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:04 pm

As the sculpters say the shape is in the stone.
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Re: Plants from Royal Palace Bangkok

Postby Waterlilly » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:47 pm

Finally got round to the photo (we've been on hols and also a new grandson)...
Only the second year of pruning - they were previously pruned in a dense block shape - at our front door and got big enough to hide someone tampering with the doors on the verandah so had to be savagely lowered. The drastic pruning revealed possible "cloud" trees.....having fun at least..
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