"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, tanned, rippling with muscles and seem to crave being unclothed and unfettered!   Here, the scent 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,

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 


  Click Here" For My Professional Evaluations Of Often Selected Palm Trees!   


  Current Tropix-A-Live Featured Articles:
Edicion Verano y Invierno, 2015

      Explore The Trees, Fruits & Flowers Of The Tropics!      

Says: "$ave-it Southland!"  What Communities Are Being Naughty & What Communities Are Truly MENCHES By $aving Water During This On-Going Three-Year Drought Period?  Find Out Here!! 

California's Apocalyptic Drought, Circa 2014 A.D.  How Dry We'll Be??!! NEW UPDATE!!

Why We At Your TWG, Support The Longleaf Pine Alliance!  Why You Should, Too!  A Stately & Unique 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 Month's Edition of YOUR TWG!

Dollar$ 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.
The Quintessentially Definitive Tropical Fruit Of "Mutiny On The Bounty" Fame: Captain Bligh's Breadfruit, Artocarpus altilis!
Enjoy & Learn The Art Of Garden Creation From... America's Favourite Source!
The "Bird-Of-Paradise": With Its Showy Colours & Exotic Form, It Could Only Be Tropical!  Read On, Dear TWG Visitor!
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 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!!
Questions To Ask Yourself Before Adopting A New Pet! Marc Morrone's:

Paul's Colourful Guide To Landscaping, Tropic Style! "Feel The Heat; Hear The Beat!" No Worries, Mon, 'Tis Easy...Wherever You Call Home!"
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!

Jeff Lowenfels KNOWS Gardening In South Central Alaska Better Than Anyone.  Read His Garden Advice Here In Your TWG!
For The "Connected" Home Of The New Millennium, Trust Turn Your House ON!
Let's Revisit Replanting The Greater Central Gulf Of Mexico Coast Region Again, With Hardier Palms And Citrus Species!
"Proudly Serving Up Trustworthy Florida Gardening Advice Since 1999":  

Why Not Plant Some "Pucker Power," And Grow The Citrusy "Emeralds": Limes, This Year??  Way Better Than From The Supermarket Any Day!
Australia's #1 TV Gardener, Dan Burke! Welcome, Mates, To Your Portal For: In TWG!
For Dependable Seasonal Colour For USDA Zones 10A Through 13B; Look To The Cassia Tree For High Voltage Hues!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.

The Home Landscape Hobbyists' Site:
 You Can Dream "Large"  With GARDEN DESIGN!
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! 

The Magnificently Tropical, Meltingly Delicious Fruit Known As The Queen Of Fruits: Garcinia mangistana, The Ultratropical Mangosteen.  Read And Taste Its Decadent Lusciousness In You Mind! 

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
A 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!

The Challenges Of Gardening In Bermuda: A Humid Zone 11 Climate With All Too Frequent Mid Atlantic Gales, Alkaline Soils And Often Extended Plant Desiccating Droughts!

Jacaranda mimosifolia Soon Will Be Painting Many Subtropical Cities A Vivid Blue With Its Magnificent Floral Display In Late Spring!

A Feast For The Eyes (Sunglasses NOT Included!): Hybrid Hibiscus Flowers "Explode" With An Unbelievably Vast Pallet Of Colour Combination! 

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 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!

Landscaping With Tropical Fruit: Dillenia indica; The Elephant Apple; Worth Growing Just For Its Foliar Beauty.

If You Always Feel "At Home In The Garden" Your News Source Must Be:
A Treasure Of Sweet Sun-Burnished "Gold": The Medjool Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera).

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: "Aliens!"


   Truly Outstanding Warm Climate Public Gardens!    


Presents Getting To Know The Trees & Shrubs Of The Neo-Tropical Rainforest.
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.

Woods: An Ambitious Future "World Class" Bio-Reserve Project Takes Shape In The Republic Of Panama's Caribbean Jewel, Bocas del Toro Province! 

A "Close-To-Perfect" Tropical Climate Produces The Most Fecund Tropicalia Anywhere On Our Planet!
No Where Is That More True Than At The Fabulous Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Thailand!

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

Revel In The Exotic Southeast Asian Botanical Garden "Pearl", The

Central America's "Amistad International Botanical Park" Preserves A Unique Tropical Cloudforest Biome For The Unparalleled Education And Enrichment Of Many Future Generations. 

The Every Season Floral Joys Of
, On Alabama's Fabulously Lush Subtropical Gulf Coast!


   Remarkable Tropical Natural Wonders Worth The Trip   


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! 

Visit "Dr. Beach" Leatherman's Top-Rated U.S. Beach For 2004: Oahu's Fabulous Hanauma Bay Nature Park! Visit, Enjoy The Wonderful Vistas Then, Please, Leave Only Footprints! 

Discover The Miracle Island Of Borneo: The Third Largest Island On Earth!  Time Stands Still Here! 

Explore Southern California's Pristine Bastions of Nature: The Channel Islands!  Nature Reigns Supreme Just Offshore The Los Angeles Megalopolis 

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!



New To Niue, "The Rock of Polynesia"? Discover A Surprising South Pacific Paradise: Unspoiled!

The Spectacular Endemic Flora Of The Indian Ocean's Botanically Fecund Mascarene Islands!
Discover "The #1 Travel & Life Magazine Of The Caribbean Coast" Online!

The Undersea Bounty Of Australia's Great Barrier Reef: An Almost Incomprehensibly Magnificent Natural Treasure! 

French Polynesia: Unmistakable South Pacific Allure With A Unique Parisian Flair And "Joie De Vivre!"

Discover The Ionian Splendour Of Corfu: Greece' Adriatic Island Paradise Destination!
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!

A Natural History Guide To The Pacific Region's: American Samoa, USA! Talofa - Welcome! 

Awaken To A Tropical Chorus Of Motmots, Toucans, And Fruit crows!  Discover Central America's "Canopy Tower" Inside Panama's Soberania  Rainforest Park! 

Revel In The "Joie De Vivre" Of Olde France, Summer AND Winter,  Here In North America: La Ville De Quebec!
The Cinder Cone Island On The Mid Atlantic Mountain Range:

A Primer On The Cook Islands! The Delightful "Pearls" Of The South Pacific Islands' Region 

The Home For Tropical Seabirds On The Mend: The Florida Keys Wild Bird Centre In Tavernier!
Vacation In Mexico's "Land's End!"
Explore Natural, Indescribable Cabos San Lucas,
Baja California.

The Timetable History Of Cuba As Compiled By J.A. Sierra, This Is "A Must Read" For Everyone!

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 Darien 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!
Searching Throughout The Moist Montane Highlands Of Central America For The Elusive Bird Of Mayan Mythology: The Resplendent Quetzel!

  Cutting Edge Urban Sophistication And Fine Dining  


All You Wanted To Ask...And More!  It's Here On A TWG Exclusive,   You're Gay; Live It Well!

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!"

"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!

Serious Dining Is Also Gracious Living! Shows You The Way! 
Rachel Ray's  On The Food Network.  For Local Dining Without Spending A Fortune!
Making Things More Beautiful At Your Home? Do It Yourself...With The

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!
Welcome to The Gourmet Food And Cooking Resource On The Net!

For The Contemporary American Gay Man, TWG.com Welcomes: "Follow Yours!"

Explore The Off-Beat And The Upbeat In South Florida With Ft. Lauderdale-Miami's "New Times."

Your Own Cucina Can Easily Be Your Family's Own Pretty Authentic Cantina Mexicana.  Ole!!

Looking For The Perfect Rum Runner Or Daiquiri? Drink With Style At
Nik Makes Everyday Entertaining, 'Cuz Lil Things Can Make Huge Impacts!   Visit The USA's Net Home Regularly, To Become Transformed Into The Consummate Bon Vivant!