Robert Lee Riffle's Tropical Garden

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Photos marked Alton Marshall are images taken by Robert of Alton's Garden, all others are of RLR's Houston Garden.

(0) Alton Marshall - Jacaranda mimosifolia

(13) Calathea roseopicta

(4) Alton Marshall - Solandra maxima (cup of gold vine / chalice vine / goldcup vine)

(5) shallow end of pool two years after planting

(6) Allamanda cathartica 'Hendersoni'

(8) Alton Marshall - Caesalpinia pulcherrima (pride of Barbados) 

(9) Alton Marshall - Bauhinia variegata (pink orchid tree) 

(10) Bauhinia variegata 'Candida'

(11) Piper auritum root-beer plant), Jatropha integerrima (peregrina), Dypsis lutescens (synonym: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, areca palm), Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm)

(12) Alton Marshall - Costus speciosus (spiral ginger / spiral flag / crepe ginger / Malay ginger)


(2) Alton Marshall - Peltophorum pterocarpum (yellow poinciana / yellow flame tree / yellow flamboyant / copper pod) - A fantastic tree that is found no where else in TX except for The Valley

(14) Quisqualis indica (Rangoon creeper) atop 12' fence 

(1) Pseudocalymma alliacea (synonym: Cydista aequinoctialis, garlic vine)

(7) Monstera deliciosa at foot of steps to front porch, Epipremnum aureum (pothos) on pillar

(15) Pseuderanthemum alatum (chocolate plant)

(16) Ficus mysorensis (Mysore fig) used as large shrub

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