"THE WISE GARDENER"
Always...The Sensual Pulse of the Tropics!
This Is The Place! I Am Your Special Island...You've Found A Tropic Paradise @ thewisegardener.com.™
Enjoy Paul, The Wise Gardener's™ colourful armchair cyber-journeys to many fascinating tropical regions of the world where you will experience a myriad of exotic floral & foliar genera like both fan and feather-fronded palms, fiercely barbed barrel or angular-form columnar cacti, and the symmetrical dagger-like rosettes of agaves; resplendent varieties of magnificently rainbow-hued flowering trees piercing the seriously sun-drenched lapis sky; lush vines like allamandas, various aroids and bougainvilleas; a multitude of lavishly-hued warm climate rhizomes and bulbs, such as dazzling "lobster-claw" heliconias and scented gingers; and a whole host of dramatic, tropically-fecund, wonderfully embolden-leaved bananas! What a treat for all our human, "exploratory" senses! Remember that the tropics, too, are a vivid "state-of-mind" and embody distinctly hyper-sensual lifestyles; one where the sunshine is seemingly and streamingly endless; bodies are often well-oiled, bronzed, rippling with muscles and seem to crave being unclothed and unfettered. Here, the heady perfume of flowers is sometimes almost overpowering in its fragrant intensity; balmy breezes are moist and intoxicating, and nature's vibrant primary colours abound, at every turn! It is with this concept from the minds' intricately kaleidoscopic eye that I have envisaged: thewisegardener.com™.
You might find TWG a bit "quirky" for a so-called "gardening" type web site than is typical. Perhaps it is so, but the tropics & its residents more often than not, tend to defy simple categorisations. One cannot visit any "tropical paradise" environment without noticing that its plants and flowers aren't the only things unusual; its people are definitely not like "back home." And that is still another wonderful aspect of a visit to the tropics. So, indeed, consistent with that prismatically colourful aspect, TWG boldly offers glimpses into the complexities of one tropical resident's particularly unique and creative mind: your own intrepid host and author's:
Paul, The Wise Gardener™
Expect, then, a montage featuring a colourfully rich tapestry of botanical, horticultural, and environmental "spotlighted" articles, plus an extensive array of informational articles & links celebrating great food & drink, avant garde interior decorating trends, non-mainstream yet urbane Metro-sexual lifestyles, warm climate travel adventures, and regional geopolitical web sites consistent with the typically rich "textural amalgam" of the tropics. It's ALL here.
After you get used to this varied mix of focus, you'll undoubtedly find everything here is quite eccentrically "normal" and hopefully, an enjoyable and regularly welcomed interlude within your busy and often stressful day! So, leave the ordinary behind, and come along with me via this cyber-portal, as a I take you on a cornucopia of enchanting and exhilarating virtual excursions to fabled, mysterious lands that quicken one's pulse with awesome beauty and sensory delights. Together, we will envelop ourselves in the riotous Technicolour© tropical lushness that seems to drape itself everywhere! It is the very essence of life itself; life in its most celebratory forms.
A promise to you: thewisegardener.com™ will always endeavour to work harder than any other web address or print gardening/travel book to "take you to the tropics." Period! We know that you'll "feel" the TWG difference.
I will proudly share my 30 plus years of tropical gardening knowledge and "tropic passion" with each of you, on our tours. Whether you are fortunate enough to husband a tropical garden of your own, long for one someday, or just enjoy reading about various tropic subjects, through the virtual transport of TWG you will experience nature's vividly hued pageantry as if we were exploring these wonders side-by-side. Let us now commence our timeless journeys into the favoured climes we call "the tropics." These voyages will be both entertaining and sensual. Please remember, cyber-mates, wherever you might call home,
thewisegardener.com™ is very much:
Always...Your Sensual Pulse Of The Tropics™
The old Lakota Sioux Native American aboriginal was exceedingly wise. He knew that man's heart, if taken away from nature, becomes hard & cold; he knew that the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for fellow humans, too."
Luther Standing Bear
Welcome To: thewisegardener.com's
Current Tropix-A-Live™ Summer/Northern Hemisphere 2017
Explore The Trees, Fruits & Flowers Of The Tropics:
Why We At Your TWG, Support The Longleaf Pine Alliance; Why You Should, Too. A Southeastern U.S. Botanical Treasure Should NOT Vanish, In Our Midst
Read Just Why Pomegranates (Punica granatum) Are So Darned Good For You It's All Right Here, In This Season's Edition of Your TWG
Dollars And SEN$E Says: Xeriscaping Is The Way To Go For Your Tropical Oasis. Let Paul Show You How And Tell You Why
Medjool Variety Of Phoenix dactylifera Finds Fertile Soil In SW Arizona's Sunny Lower Colorado River Valley, An L.A. Times Report By David Karp
The Fabulous Royal Poinciana Tree Is The Tree You will Never Forget, Once You See It In Its Full Neon Red Bloom
The Finest Berries From The Golden State...To The Tables Of The World Is The Affordable Luxury
Biota Panamá Sigue Creciendo En El 2008, Es Un Blog De Todas La Información Biológica y Ecológica De Panamá...Hoy En TWG
Food For Thought: "Weeds Are But Unloved Flowers" Always So Stimulating Garden Ideas
Discover The Probable Origins Of The Beloved Ubiquitous Tropical Icon: The Coconut Palm A Great Read
The Cashew: A Nutritional Powerhouse Vitamins, Great HDLs For Your Heart, Flavour...And More
Philippe Faucon's ™ The Premiere Tropical Plant I.D. Sites In The World
With Jay's Priceless Enthusiasm & Wit, Guatemala's (& TWG's) Own "Stone Jaguar," Writes About One Epic Expedition In Search Of Cycads
The Lychee: Taste Just Once To Experience Tropical Flavour Ecstasy ™
Look To Tropical Rhizomes And Bulbs For Flaming Hot Colour All Warm Season Long; They Sizzle With A Rainbow's Pallet Of Torrid Hues
"Growing Know-How" From Green Industry Professionals™ Trust ™ Grounds Maintenance
The History Of Coffee: A Chronological Timeline The Road Coffee Took Was Slow & Steady
Florida Gardening Is Better With ™ FloridaGardening.Org: Your Subtropical Gardening Authority
Learn More About The Tropical Calabash (or Higuero) Tree, Crescentia cujete, Of Central & South America
Welcome To: ™ Your Illustrated Guide To Gardens & Design™
Your Online Source For Information About Your Favourite Palm Trees Is: ™ In Your TWG
myhouseandgarden.com™ Is Your Caribbean Region's "Home Style" Web Leader.
A Veritable Bower Of Orchid-like Blooms Greet You Every Spring And Autumn When You Plant A Hong Kong Orchid Tree Bauhinia blakeana
Be Resourceful With Planning To Make Your Out-of-Doors "Living Room" So Much More Special; Decorate The: "Wise Gardener" Way
Read ™ Your Online Magazine Of Modern Metropolitan Agriculture
You Already Knew That Papayas Are Delicious But Did You Know That Papayas Are A Healing Fruit, Too? ™
We Welcome An Alive & Growing Resource For Gardeners Everywhere
Paul Says: "Let's All Grow Bananas" For A Tropical Garden Effect...Anywhere 'Tis Easier Than You Think, Fellow Gardeners
Savour "A Taste Of The Tropics"™ At ™ Deliciously Aussie
Jacaranda mimosifolia Soon Will Be Painting Many Subtropical Cities A Vivid Blue With Its Magnificent Floral Display In Late Spring
The Experts At ™ Give You Landscape Lighting Ideas To Enhance Your Garden's "Look" At Night
"Grow Fruit In The Home Garden In Tropical Areas": A Comprehensive Warm Climate Gardening Primer From Naturalhub.com
™ The Exhaustive Garden Search Site Is Now Here At TWG What's Growing at "Floridune?"
Why Aren't Your South Florida Palms Greener? Timothy K. Broschat, Of Ft. Lauderdale's Univ. of Florida Research Center Will Explain
Come To Where The Talk About The Palms You Love Is ALWAYS Hot; Visit
The University Of Florida's Basic Palm Tree Nutrition Guide. Be "In The Know," Before You Grow
The Sensual Garden: A Gardening Concept That Satisfies The Senses Of Hearing, Taste, And Smell, As Well As Sight
PBS' ™ Series Takes A Look At: The Obsession With Orchids. The Definitive "Chic" Flowering Plant
We Are All Better Because Of ™ The Home & Garden Television Network™ Online
Landscaping With Tropical Fruit: Dillenia indica; The Elephant Apple; Worth Growing Just For Its Beauty In South Florida By Gene Joyner
Gardening In The Montane Regions Of The Tropics? Check Out ™ A TWG Exclusive
A Feast For The Eyes: Hybrid Hibiscus Flowers "Explode" With An Unbelievably Vast Pallet Of Colour Combination. See What We Mean Here; Sunglasses NOT Included
Growing The Legendary "Pride Of Burma" Tree, Amherstia nobilis, Puts You Among Some Very Special Horticulturists. This Is Truly Rare, Oft Sought-After Beauty. It Most Probably IS The Most Beautiful Flowering Tree In The World
12 Months of the Year Landscaping Means: You Can Enhance Your Own Yards' Beauty, Just Waiting For Your Own Imagination To Be Put To Work
Brownea Species Of Tropical Flowering Trees Are The So-Called Handkerchief Trees, That Are Soon Festooned With Deep Red Powder Puff Inflorescences
Couroupita guianensis: The Over-The-Top "Cannonball Tree" A Tree That Could Easily Have "Starred" In The Movie: Aliens
Truly Outstanding Warm Climate Public Gardens:
Discover The USVI Dutch Colonial Past At Stately At St. Croix, West Indies
Ardastra Botanical Gardens, Nassau, Bahamas: A World Of Serene Caribbean Beauty Awaits Just Beyond The Cruise Ships' Docks.
™: An Ambitious Future "World Class" Bio-Reserve Project Takes Shape In The Republic Of Panamá's Caribbean Jewel, Bocas del Toro Province
Learn About Coral Gables: "The City Beautiful" A Vision Of George Merrick In Metro Miami's Early 20th Century; A Success Still In The 21st Century. Read About Merrick's Dream, And Know Why It's The Very Best Of South Florida. The Official Web Address For All Things "Gables"
Discover The Enchantment Of The New Macau. China's No Holds Barred Entertainment Adult Mecca
One Of The World's Last Frontiers Papua, New Guinea...The Timeless Land; The Senses Of Wonder Like No Where Else
The American Caribbean Paradise: Puerto Rico: "Isla Del Encanto" 'Tis An Island Of Wonders Wherever You Might Travel
Enjoy The "Web Edition" Of ™ Your Source For All Things Caribbean™
Welcome To Madagascar's Fabulous "Eden": The Masoala Peninsula, One Of The Most Pristine, Unique & Spectacular Botanical Regions In The Entire World
Savour ™ Hawaii's Award-Winning Magazine Right Here In Your TWG
Your Gateway & Guide To The Fascinating "World On The Curl": ™
The Alluring Seychelles: As Pure As It Gets™ A Tropical Island Nation Teeming With Botanical Wonders
Fort Jefferson on Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida: A Bastion Of Solitude Amidst The Marine "Bustle" Of The Gulf Of Mexico! Paul & Brad's Photographic Essay
™ The Unparalleled Enchantment Of Equador's Galapagos Archipelago
The Famous Darién Gap, Pan-American Highway's Missing Link Connecting North & South America. Controversy Surrounds Effort To Extend Road Through Pristine Rainforest. A Great Read
® Describes A Land Like No Other: Amazonia, Earth's Natural Wonder
"Destination: Forever Ranch" In Arizona's Mojave Desert: A Future Sustainable Living Eco-Project And Naturalistic Xeric Botanical Garden
Cutting Edge Urban Sophistication And Fine Dining:
Enjoy Thom Watson's Contemporary Masterpiece, "Elfintech.com": Living In Changeling Times™
Taste The Good Life With ™ The Food Network 'Tis Always Entertaining; Always Delicious
Southern California's Favourite Saturday Morning Addiction: "Food News With Host Melinda Lee" On
"The Naked Chef"™ The Official Site For The Chef: Now At TWG
How To Live In Hawaii...It Isn't An Inexpensive Move, But There Are Ways To Make It Work, If You Can Team Up With The 50th State's Climate
Enjoy Jeff Tabaco's Insightful "Rebel Prince" (‘Où Est Mon Maître Le Prince Rebelle?’)
Rachel Ray Hosts The Food Network's ™ For Local Dining Without Spending A Fortune
Making Things More Beautiful At Your Home? Do It Yourself...With The ™ Network.
Horchata From The Tuberous Middle Eastern Root, Chufa: The Aztec "Drink Of Gold"
America's Favourite Chef "Kicks It Up A Notch At: ™ Enjoy All Of Emeril At Emerils.com
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