Your Sensual Pulse Of The Tropics!™®

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Enjoy Paul,”The Wise Gardener’s™!” adventurous & colourful “armchair” Panamanian red tree frog!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 sun-drenched sky; lush vines like lianas, aroids and bougainvillea; 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 boldly-leafed bananas! What a treat for all our human, “exploratory” senses!

The tropics, too, are a vivid “state-of-mind” and embody distinctly hypersensual lifestyles. One where the sunshine is seemingly and streamingly endless; bodies are often well-oiled, tanned, rippling with muscles and crave to be unclothed; 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™.

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 catagorisations. 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, consistant with that prismatically “colourful” aspect, TWG offers a glimpse into the complexities of one tropical resident’s particularly unique and creative mind: your own intrepid host and author’s: Paul,”The Wise Gardener!™” Therefore, TWG will regularly feature a colourfully rich tapestry of botanical, horticultural, and environmental “spotlighted” articles, AND an extensive array of information, articles & links celebrating great food & drink, avant garde interior decorating trends, non-mainstream Metrosexual lifestyles, warm climate travel adventures, and even geopolitical web sites are really quite consistent with the typically rich “texture” in the tropics.

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:™ will always endeavor 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! And remember, cyber-mates, wherever you might call home,™ is very much:
“Your Sensual Pulse Of The Tropics!”™®

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Net’s Best Palm Links! Public Botanical Gardens Sign Our Guestbook Tropical
Coconuts Jimmy Buffett’s Parrotville!
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Tips! Garden Encyclopedia National
Parks Let’s Grow
Bananas!! The Exotic
Bird of Paradise!

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For 2004 And Beyond, TWG Is Your Definitive”Tropi-Chic”™ Site On The Net!

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The “Bird-Of-Paradise”: With Its Showy Colours & Exotic Form, It Could Only Be Tropical!

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Our Flowering Plants’ Forebearers: The First Angiosperms On Earth! A Fascinating Look Back!

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Paul,”The Wise Gardener’s”: Better LANDSCAPING For YOUR Home! Here’s How To Do It, Fellow Gardeners!

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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!

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Subtropical Gardening Champ: Banana Joe’s “Life In The Garden!” A Coastal British Columbia “Tropical” Gardening Primer.

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The Sensual Garden: A Gardening Concept That Satisfies The Senses Of Hearing, Taste, And Smell, As Well As Sight!

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The Magnificently Tropical, Meltingly Delicious Fruit Known As The Queen Of Fruits:
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TWG Welcomes Barry Glick’s “The Cyber Gardener!” His Site Is A Great Resource For Armchair Gardeners Everywhere!

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The Legendary Breadfruit: Artrocarpus altilis! The Tree That Captain Bligh Made Forever Immortal In “Mutiny On The Bounty!”

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Coffee, As It Evolved From An Early European “Novelty” Drink To A 21st Century Morning Mainstay.

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A Treasure Of Sweet Sun-Burnished “Gold”: The Medjool Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera).

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ACERCA: “Action For Community And Ecology In The Rainforests Of Central America”

Welcome To Madagascar’s Fabulous “Eden”: The Masoala Penninsula, One Of The Most Pristine, Unique & Spectacular Botanical Regions In The Entire World!

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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!

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

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The Alluring Seychelles: As Pure As It Gets!™ A Tropical Island Nation Teeming With Botanical Wonders!

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A Primer On The Cook Islands! The Delightful “Pearls” Of The South Pacific Islands’ Region

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Understand More About The Unique & Fascinating Culture Of The Kuna Indians: San Blas Islands, Panamá

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Thank you for spending a part of your busy day with me at:!™
I hope that your virtual tropic journey today helps you to “unwind” & relax just a bit with the beauty of the TROPICS! Come back often; whenever you need a little MORE of that special tropical “ALOHA-Spirit” in your day!

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“The old Lakota Sioux American aboriginal was wise. He knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans, too.” Luther Standing Bear

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